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CFA Pipe Explodes; Buildings Remain Without Water

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Though huge mounds of dirt and a tractor have recently occupied the CFA adjacent Jackson Field, this scene is not due to any planned renovations in the area. Rather, it’s the result of the explosion of an underground water main.

Yesterday in the CFA complex, a pipe, seemingly connected to the Art Workshops, burst, causing flooding as well as the loss of running water in other CFA buildings. The break seems to have hit the basement level print shop the hardest, causing fellow blogger wieb$ to describe the spectacle as an “awash print room.” Although no senior thesis work was damaged, it’s been reported that some professors have lost work.

Though the building is dry right now, as the signs awkwardly plastered on the AWKS bathroom might inform you, the workshops, along with most of the other CFA buildings, have no water.

Wondering where the nearest bathroom might be? The Theater and Dance Studios don’t seem to have been affected and have running water. Photos after the jump.

Irene Damage Report

Irene was demoted from hurricane to tropical storm shortly before reaching Connecticut, but the storm still made its presence known in good old Middletown—knocking down trees from Pearl to Main Street, destroying an entire porch on Hunting Hill, and leaving about 40% of the city’s residents without power.

Meanwhile, throughout Connecticut, one person died from a storm-related fire in Prospect, a canoeist remains missing, and houses in East Haven have been destroyed or washed away from the wind and rain, reports the Middletown Press.