Nova Scotia

Kentville Library closed by overnight flooding

A flood at the Kentville Library was caused by a valve failure.

A flood at the Kentville Library was caused by a valve failure.

Mark Phillips, the CAO of the town of Kentville, said the library was closed at the time so the problem wasn't detected until cleaners arrived at the property early Monday morning.

Several dozen books were damaged, but Phillips said the majority of the collection is OK.

Phillips said the library will likely be closed for several days because the floor of the building is saturated and the walls will have to be assessed.

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