DNR building in Madison shut down after pipes burst

MADISON (WITI) -- The state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) building was closed on Tuesday afternoon, December 10th after pipes burst in the building's heating and cooling system.

A statement from the DNR says employees were instructed to leave the building effective 1:00 p.m.

The state Natural Resources Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday has been moved to an adjacent building.

State Department of Administration officials have begun a cleanup and damage assessment of the DNR building, where numerous floors were flooded with liquid from the heating and cooling system. The liquid involved, while significantly diluted, could create irritation to skin, eyes and the respiratory system.

As of Tuesday afternoon DOA officials expect the building to return to normal operations Wednesday, Dec. 11, although the Natural Resources Board meeting will resume at 8:30 a.m. in Room 041 of the State Education Building.

Arrangements are currently being made to find alternative work spaces for employees whose workspace was directly affected by the burst pipes.

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