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Burst pipe floods GCET, TD Bank

  • The Greenfield Fire Department responded to the TD Bank building on Main Street Tuesday evening for a burst pipe that flooded the second floor. Aviva Luttrell—Recorder Staff/Aviva Luttrell

  • Water could be seen dripping from the ceiling into the TD Bank lobby after a pipe burst on the second floor of 324 Main St. Tuesday evening. Aviva Luttrell—Recorder Staff/Aviva Luttrell



Recorder Staff
Tuesday, January 09, 2018

GREENFIELD — Several fire departments are responding to Main Street for a burst pipe that flooded the second floor of the TD Bank building.

“There are electrical odors, some items shorting out,” Greenfield Fire Chief Robert Strahan said. “We’re in the process of identifying the scope of the issue that’s going on here. There’s a significant amount of water on the second floor we’re trying to take care of.”

The problem was reported around 7:15 p.m. at 324 Main St.

Fern Smith, operations manager for Greenfield Community Energy and Technology — located on the building’s second floor — said the flooding won’t affect the internet provider’s service because its equipment is housed in a different location.

Mayor William Martin, who was also on the scene, said GCET operations will be moved elsewhere Wednesday.

Water could be seen dripping from the ceiling into the TD Bank lobby through the glass doors on Main Street, and the flooding left part of the sidewalk in front of the building covered in ice, which Greenfield police closed off with orange cones.

“I certainly can’t imagine them being open tomorrow,” Martin said of the bank.

The Greenfield, Turners Falls and Deerfield fire departments responded to the scene, while Bernardston and South Deerfield covered Greenfield’s station.