New Castle News

January 11, 2014

Broken pipes cause flooding at Crisis Shelter

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Sub-zero temperatures are being blamed for frozen pipes that caused flooding at the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County.

Executive director Debbie Hennon said pipes at the shelter on State Street froze as a result of the extreme temperatures Monday night and Tuesday.

About 10 a.m. Wednesday, the pipes began leaking through the ceiling of the entrance way and executive office, damaging the carpet and all furnishings in the waiting area.

“The pipes froze and broke as a result of the cold weather,” Hennon said. “We’re blessed in that this damage is covered by insurance.”

She called the damage “fairly minor” when considering what more could have happened.

She did not have an estimate on the cost of replacement, but said all is expected to be repaired and replaced by early next week.