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Published June 07, 2013, 04:25 PM

Cleanup continues following water main break at Sanford Health in Fargo

Crews continue working to clean up after an early morning water main break in Fargo that flooded two of Sanford Hospital's downtown buildings. Just after six this morning fire crews responded to water and debris rushing into the lower levels of the Broadway clinic.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports, WDAZ

Crews continue working to clean up after an early morning water main break in Fargo that flooded two of Sanford Hospital's downtown buildings. Just after six this morning fire crews responded to water and debris rushing into the lower levels of the Broadway clinic.

Water flooded the underground tunnel connecting both of Sanford's buildings on each side of Broadway and some basement offices. Fire crews say the break was a fairly quick fix but say the damage could take several weeks to repair.

Tons of sand and debris came in with the water, making clean up much more difficult. Sanford employees say they'll work to make sure everything is safe and sanitary, and say no patient services were interrupted.

Jeff Hoss, Primary Care Vice President: "We're not concerned at this point of any interruption of any services that would ever affect any patient of putting anybody at risk."

Mike Erickson, Executive Director of Facilities: "As far as patients care, nothing has been affected in patient care areas everything is non patient care areas so we can take our time and do our due diligence."

Still no word on the amount of damage.

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