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Flood recovery continues at St. J. mall

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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. -

Clean-up continues at the flooded Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury and it's unclear when the mall will be fully open.

A broken underground water main flooded the mall last week with an estimated 200,000 gallons of water. Crews have been ripping out carpets and flooring, drying the concrete and also replacing areas of sheetrock on the walls.

Ocean State Job Lot, JC Penney and Radio Shack are back open, but work continues on the other six stores. Mall officials say the work is slow going but improvements are being made.
"There was a quarter inch to a half inch of dirty water in here and now everything is pretty much getting cleaned up -- mopped up.  And now it's just getting everything taken down and rebuilt to open and we will be good to go,"  said the building's supervisor, Jay Matthews.

"They are completely gutting out the stores -- new carpeting, new everything, so when it does come back -- and we will come back as soon as we possibly can -- we are really going to have some brand spanking new stores," said Darcie McCann with the NEK Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber was one of the places hit hard. The organization is looking for a temporary location.

 

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