James Monroe building reopened today after leak

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A state office building is back open today after a water leak shut it down.

The James Monroe Building, located at 101 North 14th Street in downtown Richmond, closed when a leak started in a utility closet on the top floor. The leak was first reported at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. The water flowed down at least seven floors.

The water had to be shut off to the whole building for repairs and cleanup. The Department of General Services said the water leak did not affect the fire sprinkler system.  It affects water used for sinks, drinking fountains, and toilets.

The building houses more than a dozen state agencies.

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