Repairs continue after lightning sparks fire at Saratoga Springs City Hall

August 20, 2018 04:51 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS - City Hall in Saratoga Springs remained closed on Monday, after it was struck by lightning on Friday. This impacts Saratoga Springs City Court proceedings, city office work and even the police department.

Mayor Meg Kelly says lightning struck a pipe on the roof used to collect rainwater, resulting in massive amounts seeping into the building. Kelly says every floor of the building is impacted. Kelly says the music hall was really hit hard. She says before they can begin thinking about the restoration process, the removal and initial clean up must be complete.

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Clean up crews have been out all weekend trying to get everything back to normal. Yellow tape and warning signs surrounded City Hall on Monday.

While that's going on Kelly says most of the employees will be working out of the city's rec center on Vanderbilt Avenue. Some employees are also working at the fire station. 

Monday's focus was on getting computers and sensitive data and materials out of the building so employees can resume work at their interim locations. Kelly says she hopes to have all employees working out of their new, temporary locations by Wednesday.

A police station in the back of the City Hall building remains open. Some Public Works employees are still working there.

Court services will resume on Tuesday at 65 South Broadway.


Jacquie Slater & WNYT Staff

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