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.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!