‘No estimate’ on Hartford library reopening after pipe burst
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HARTFORD – A spokesman for the Hartford Public Library said Wednesday there is no estimate of when the downtown library will reopen after a burst flood caused significant water damage on Christmas Eve, but some areas will likely be closed for whole months.
Officials continued to assess damage to the building in the 500 block of Main Street on Wednesday. While most of the library’s collection was undamaged, computer equipment and furniture on the first, second and part of the public areas of the third floor were affected, according to the spokesperson. The Hartford History Center’s public room on the third floor was damaged, but most of the collection was either in storage on another floor or protected from water by a layer of glass, the spokesman said. A public art exhibit near the room was intact, and library staff members were moving materials to other areas as they assessed the damage this week.