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Power, Water Woes Close Apple Store

Greenwich building official: Rain seeped through a pipe carrying electrical lines into the store basement, flooding it.

 

The Apple store on Greenwich Avenue remains closed as utility officials try to remedy a recurring water leak via an underground pipe carrying electrical lines, according to a Town of Greenwich building official.

Building Official William Marr said rain from the storm on Wednesday poured through a sidewalk grate covering a transformer beneath the sidewalk near the store at 356 Greenwich Ave. The storm runoff then flowed through an underground pipe carrying electrical wires from the transformer into the store basement, flooding all of the electrical switches, Marr said.

According to Marr, the Greenwich Fire Department ordered the power to be shut off. Repairs were made to the equipment, however, Connecticut Light & Power "was not happy with the underground conduit" set up and the fact, that recent heavy rain storms have created the same situation, Marr said.

One of the concerns, Marr said of the mix of water flooding electrical wires, "We're just afraid it could cause a fire." He said the utility won't turn on the power until the flooding issue is resolved.

SteveG March 01, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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