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Flooding Closes ACCESS Winnipeg West Clinic

January 4, 2015 8:33 PM | News

Access Winnipeg West

Access Winnipeg West, 280 Booth Drive. (BOCKSTAEL.COM)

WINNIPEG — A burst water pipe early Sunday has forced the closure of the ACCESS Winnipeg West clinic.

The frozen pipe on the third floor caused damage to much of the building, including other floors and the daycare.

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority says the extent of the damage is still being assessed, but it appears to be significant. The building won’t be operational in the short term. Damage will be covered by insurance.

The out-patient community health and social services facility doesn’t see patients on-site during weekends, therefore no clients were affected by the flooding.

ACCESS Winnipeg West has approximately 170 staff working within the facility on a daily basis. Contingency plans are currently being arranged to minimize impact on clients.

— Staff