Confederation Building east block closed for remainder of the day due to sprinkler problems.
Crews at confederation building are assessing the damage in the basement of east block after a broken sprinkler line led to flooding.
A government spokeswoman said that around 8 a.m. workers discovered a break in the main sprinkler line to Confederation Building East Block.
There was flooding in the north wing of the East Block basement, near the Queen’s Printer. There’s no word on how much damage has been caused.
City of St. John’s crews were quickly contacted after the problem was discovered, and they turned off the water line.
Government workers are now mopping up, and working to repair the sprinkler system.
East Block has been closed for the morning, and the government is planning to update employees at 11 a.m.
Updates will be posted at www.gov.nl.ca
Confederation Building West Block and other government buildings are still open and going about business as usual.
East Block of Confederation Building is closed this morning due to a water main break.
On Twitter, Mount Pearl MHA Steve Kent announced that the building will be closed until at least 11 a.m. with an update coming then.
West Block and other government buildings are still open.