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UPDATE: Ironton City Employees to Return to Work After Sewage Leak; Lobby to Remain Closed

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 8/28/13 @ 10:30 a.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Employees at the Ironton City Building will return to work Thursday after a sewage block closed the building earlier this week.

The block happened Monday evening.

Mayor Rich Blankenship says sewage and water flooded the building, damaging city offices as well as a half dozen retail stores that are located in the lobby.

Mayor Blankenship says the lobby and other offices will remain closed Thursday while construction crews continue their work.

Water payments can still temporarily be made at the Ironton Fire Department.

Municipal Court will be open at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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UPDATE 8/27/13 @ 4:15 p.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- The Ironton City Building will remain closed Wednesday after a sewage block earlier in the week.

The block happened Monday evening.

Mayor Rich Blankenship says sewage and water flooded the building, damaging city offices as well as a half dozen retail stores that are located in the lobby.

Crews spent Tuesday tearing out carpet and sanitizing the flooded areas.

The building will remain closed Wednesday.

The ctiy's water department has been moved to the Ironton Fire Department on South 4th Street, so residents can still pay their utility bills.

They still have not received an estimate as to how severe the damage is.

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ORIGINAL STORY 8/27/13 @ 10 a.m.
IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A sewage block has shut down the Ironton City Building.

Mayor Rich Blankenship tells WSAZ.com that the block happened Monday evening.

Blankenship says sewage and water flooded the building, damaging city offices, as well as a half dozen retail stores that are located in the building.

The Mayor tells WSAZ.com they found the site of the leak late Monday evening and have a crew working to clean up the mess.

The City Building is closed Tuesday, and will likely be closed a few days before they can reopen for business.

The ctiy's water department has been moved to the Ironton Fire Department on South 4th Street, so residents can still pay their utility bills.

Blankenship says they still have to evaluate the extent of the damages.

We have a crew headed to the scene.

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