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Library staff and patrons used waste baskets and whatever containers they could find to collect that poured into the Hudson Area Joint Library when a drain pipe busted during a downpour Thursday afternoon, May. 8. (Submitted photo)

Library reopens after weeklong closure due to busted roof drain pipe

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The Hudson Area Joint Library reopened on Thursday, May 15, after being closed for a week because of an interior drain pipe that came loose during a rainstorm.


“The water just gushed into the library. It was just like a waterfall,” Library Director Linda Donaldson reported.

The water came in from a roof drain above a room where the library’s collection of children’s mystery books is housed, and continued down through the floor and walls to a storage room on the first floor.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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