Thursday, December 08, 2016

Flood at Little Falls Library in Bethesda

Early last evening, firetrucks could be seen in the parking lot up behind the Little Falls Library at 5501 Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda. Large utility trucks were parked in the driveway that leads up to the library and Westland Middle School. Men in safety vests were searching the property with flashlights. And there appeared to be excavation equipment on the front lawn of the library.

I asked Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer if there had been a gas leak. Piringer said the basement level of the library had flooded, and the WSSC was called in. Pepco also had to send a crew to turn off power to the library.

Due to the after hours timing of the incident, I do not yet have a statement from Montgomery County Public Libraries regarding how the flood and resulting damage might impact the reopening of the library. Expected to reopen as early as this month, it's certainly possible that the new carpeting and possibly other upgrades had been installed by now. The library has been closed since July for renovations.

Stay tuned for more information as I receive it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you found out anything further about the damage done to Little Falls Library? Have any statements come from the Department of Public Libraries about when Little Falls will reopen? Thanks for all the breaking news.