Water Pipe Break Closes Cedar Rapids Verizon Office

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Approximately 500 people working at the Verizon building at 500 Second Ave. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids were chased out of the building for a burst water pipe on Tuesday.

Linda Laughlin with Verizon said the repairs should be finished either today or tomorrow. The water pipe that broke was the elbow pipe on a sprinkler system located in a stairwell. Company officials are not sure if the burst was weather-related.

Workers were sent home for the day but many are working remotely. Those involved with networking operations went to Davenport to continue those services.
facebook twitter email alerts you tube hooplanow