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Sprinkler System Fails, Floods Building In Downtown OKC

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Electricity has been shut off to OKC's 40 West Main building while crews work to drain the excess water and clean things up. Electricity has been shut off to OKC's 40 West Main building while crews work to drain the excess water and clean things up.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A malfunctioning sprinkler system flooded an office building in downtown Oklahoma City, early Sunday morning.

Electricity has been shut off to OKC's 420 West Main building while crews work to drain the excess water and clean things up.

Approximately eight feet of water flooded into the building's basement, which houses the building's electrical system, elevator, a conference room and offices for 15 personnel employees.

A little after 8 p.m. building officials told News 9 most of the water had been pumped out of the building. They do, however, expect clean up to last through the night.

As many as 700 employees from various departments have offices in the building at a given time. Those departments include personnel, parks and recreation, utilities, planning, public works, development services, MAPS, and finance.

Some services will temporarily be disrupted while repairs are made. Supervisors will be in contact with their employees to inform them if they need to come to work. More information will be released after the building has been inspected and deemed safe.

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