Water Main Break Causes Wells Fargo Center Evacuation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/28/09

Water Main Break Causes Wells Fargo Center Evacuation

Employees with offices at the Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Lubbock can go back to work. The building was evacuated Wednesday morning because of a water main break. They lost a few hours of work time, but some didn't consider it time wasted. Gary Bellair arrived at work around 8:00 Wednesday morning, but he was there less than 30 minutes before the building staff asked him to leave.

There was more than a foot of water in the basement, and crews couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Shortly after tenants left the building, management discovered it was caused by a water main break. "We discovered that it is a fire sprinkler main line. An eight inch line in the basement, somewhere off the property," said Marc McDougal who manages the property. 

Bellair decided to do something productive with his morning off. "I went and delivered for Meals on Wheels," he said. Bellair went back to work when the building reopened under a fire watch around 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. However, the Lubbock Club restaurant was not allowed to open because the fire sprinklers weren't working, and the restaurant is more prone to fires. McDougal hopes they can fix the break quickly, so everyone can go back to business as usual.

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