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Part Of Rush Professional Building Closed After Water Main Break

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CHICAGO (CBS) - Part of the Professional Building at Rush University Medical Center will be closed for the day Monday, as maintenance crews clean up after a water main break.

The building, located at 1725 W. Harrison St., still has some water inside from the Sunday morning main break. Because of that, and because the water supply was disrupted, a part of the building had to be closed Monday to patients and visitors, Rush spokeswoman Deb Song said. No other buildings on the medical campus were affected.

The building houses doctor’s offices for outpatient medical services, and was not open Sunday when the water main break was reported.

The water main break was discovered by hospital security about 5:30 a.m. Sunday. It flooded the first floor, basement and sub-basement of the building, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

There were no injuries, Zala said.

The city’s Water Management Department had to excavate the sidewalk underneath the sidewalk in front of the building to reach the water main, Zala said. Plumbing contractors repaired the broken water main, Song said.

Since the water supply was disrupted, a part of the building had to be closed Monday to patients and visitors, Song said. No other buildings on the medical campus were affected.

The Water Management Department, the Chicago Fire Department and ComEd assisted with the incident.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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