UPDATE: City offices closed; sprinkler issue floods basement with 8 feet of water
OKLAHOMA CITY - Hundreds of Oklahoma City employees are getting the day off today but it’s not because of the snow.
It’s because of a massive flood inside a city building.
Crews say the building that houses “MAPS,” Parks and Recreation and ironically the city water department is closed after being flooded with eight feet of water.
Sunday a sprinkler system went malfunctioned sending water gushing from the basement.
Crews quickly began pumping water out of the building and into the street storm sewer system.
The building has no electricity Monday.
City officials tell us as many as 700 employees have offices in that building.
Also some services, including the utilities customer service department, could be temporarily disrupted due to the flood.
We’re told more information will be available after the building is inspected.