Canmore Civic Centre remains closed for water damage repairs
Burst pipe flooded main floor, left icy river downtown Friday
The Canmore Civic Centre is drying out after a pipe burst and flooded the entire first floor Friday.
Currently dozens of dehumidifiers line the halls and fill offices of the town hall.
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It will remain closed to the public Monday and Tuesday, but staff will be on hand to answer phones and emails.
Town spokesperson Sally Caudill says the municipality is still open for business, despite extensive damage.
All of the carpet in the affected area have been ripped out and some drywall needs to be replaced.
Mayor John Borrowman says it is all too familiar to people in the mountain town west of Calgary.
"Given it's been six or seven months since the last little incident we had to deal with in the Town of Canmore, I guess the gods just thought we just needed a little taste of water again," he said.
Caudill estimates the centre won't be fully functional for a couple of months.
"In the flood of the summer, even though it wasn't flooding our building, the response from staff really was to have a lot of resilience and to be very resourceful," she said.
"So I'm quite confident staff will show those same skills in this situation."