KCMO City Hall reopens at noon Thursday after water main break

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 12:48:48-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City's City Hall is opening for regular business at noon on Thursday.

The building was closed all day Wednesday and Thursday morning after a water main break caused problems with power to the building.

According to a news release, a two-inch pipe for the fire suppression system broke causing significant flooding between the lobby and basement. Equipment for an electrical transformer was soaked and needed to be dried out before employees could return.

Employees were notified late Thursday morning that they could return to their regular work areas. Departments at City Hall have contingency plans that allow them to operate remotely; that was the case all day Wednesday and most of Thursday. 

A news release from the city said City Planning and Development will remain at the Health Department on 2400 Troost through Thursday. They'll resume a regular schedule at City Hall on Friday. Walk-in customers can go to the Health Department location through 4 p.m. to apply for planning permits, submit planning and zoning applications, and attend scheduled Express Plan Review.