Harrisburg Library branch closing temporarily due to water damage

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Published: Dec. 26, 2022 at 7:42 AM EST
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HARRISBURG, N.C. (WBTV) - The Harrisburg branch of the Cabarrus County Library System (201 Sims Pkwy.) sustained water damage on Christmas Day, resulting in a possible lengthy clean-up and forcing the temporary closure of the branch.

The flooding was discovered late Sunday afternoon by a Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling the area.

A short time later, officials with the Library System, County Administration and the Infrastructure and Asset Management Department responded to the scene to determine the cause of the flooding, assess the damage and work to save as much property as possible, according to Deputy County Manager Rodney Harris.

The cause was due to a three-quarter-inch pipe burst. No specific loss amount is known at this time, and it’s not known how long the library will remain closed.

The book drop boxes outside the facility remain in operation, and officials hope to offer curbside service to patrons, according to Library Director Melanie Holles. If possible, staff members will work in the building as allowed by clean-up and repairs. Otherwise, they’ll be reassigned to other locations.

All County library branches are closed for the Christmas holiday. The Concord, Mt. Pleasant, Kannapolis and Midland branches will re-open on Wednesday (December 28).

More information will be released when it becomes available.