Langford reopens all city hall services after flooding

Langford reopens all city hall services after flooding
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Firefighters stationed outside Langford City Hall after a pipe burst on June 26

Langford has reopened all city hall services after a nearly two-week shutdown due to a pipe burst, causing flooding throughout some floors and private businesses.

Some parts of the building shut down after police and fire responded to the pipe burst on June 26. The flooding began in the third-floor attic of the building and rained down affecting the finance, administration and planning departments and main reception areas.

Council chambers were not affected.

In a release on Monday, the city says operations at back at full capacity, functioning out of two floors but restoration work is still underway.

Administration, Bylaw, Parks, and Engineering Departments will be available on the second floor of City Hall.

Finance, Planning, Building, and Business Licensing Departments will be available at the ground floor unit #117 of 877 Goldstream Avenue. This unit is accessible from the left side of the building, directly off the rear parking lot.

Signage is in place to help direct residents.

Council and committee meetings will also continue as scheduled on the third floor starting today.

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On June 27, West Shore RCMP said no criminality was involved in the flooding in Langford city hall. A city spokesperson said that it’s unclear when the restoration work will finish.

“The restoration crew advises that it will take several days for everything to dry up and complete a thorough assessment of the damage; therefore, it is too early to speculate on a timeline or costs for repairs,” the spokesperson said.

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