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Williamson Co. campus of CSCC back open Wednesday after flooding

Posted: Updated: Nov 19, 2013 12:00 PM

The Williamson County Campus of Columbia State Community College was closed Tuesday because of flooding.

"The air duct support wire broke, and it shifted. When it shifted, it torqued a pipe and broke a half-inch line," said director Ralph Walker.

It happened sometime between 4 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, and the broken line flooded the lobby, one classroom and some offices.

Restoration crews were vacuuming up the mess Tuesday and say they've collected more than 100 gallons of water so far.

The cleanup is a bit of a setback for the school that has outgrown its 40-something-year-old building.

Walker said officials are waiting on the governor's budget approval in January to break ground on a new campus on Liberty Pike.

"Hopefully, the new campus, we can get started next summer and maybe be in by spring of 2016," Walker said.

The staff still needs to check out some of the electronics and replace carpeting. They say students should keep an eye on the website to see if class will be held tomorrow.

Officials say the Williamson County campus will be open Wednesday and will resume the normal operating schedule. All classes will meet at the regularly scheduled hours.

All other Columbia State campuses will remain open and are operating on normal schedules.

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