PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Officials with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office are assessing the damage after the building sprung a leak Thursday afternoon.
According to officials, it happened around 3:15 p.m. and is believed to have started in the fifth floor courthouse.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Dropping Temperatures, Rain Chances
“Took about an hour to find the source of the leak and fix it,” said office spokesman Mike Manko. “It’s an air conditioner feed hose up on the fifth floor that somehow came undone and it was pretty much pouring out of there unabated for an hour.”
Employees on the fourth floor were the first to notice the leak when water began dripping from parts of the ceiling. Several areas were so soaked with water that the leak eventually came through onto the third floor.
Office officials say the damage was confined to the ceiling tiles and carpeting. There was some minor furniture damage as well.READ MORE: Kennywood Park Reopens For 2021 Season With COVID-19 Safety Protocols In Place
Employees were able to move some equipment, like electronics, to limit the damage.
“Pretty much everyone on the fourth floor just went into action as far as protecting stuff and putting plastic over the computers mainly and just making sure the damage was confined to what was happening at the time and didn’t spread,” said Manko. “But it’s a significant amount of water.”
The office will be operating as normal Friday.
They will also be assessing whether any court files or paperwork were damaged.MORE NEWS: Voter ID Is A Flashpoint In Pennsylvania Election Law Talks
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