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Leaking Toilet Shuts Down OPD Headquarters Indefinitely

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    Leaking Toilet Shuts Down OPD Headquarters Indefinitely

    A flooded toilet shut down the Oakland Police headquarter to the public. It's the second time in a year a plumbing problem has forced an Oakland city building to shut down. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013)

    After reopening briefly Wednesday morning, Oakland police headquarters has been closed to the public again until further notice because of water damage caused by a plumbing problem, a police spokeswoman said.

    The problem started early Tuesday when a toilet began leaking on the third floor of the building. The first three floors sustained water damage, Officer Johnna Watson said.

    The building was closed to the public on Tuesday as cleanup and repair crews responded.

    It reopened for a short time this morning, but "because of the work that is being done inside" to dry the building, it had to be closed again, Watson said.

    Watson said employees are still able to enter and come to work. She did not yet have details on the extent of the damage.

    Vehicle release forms for towed cars will still be available, but at the Police Department's Eastmont substation at 2651 73rd Ave., which is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Watson said.

    Bay City News