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Burst Pipes Cause Major Damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local furniture store is still feeling the impact of the recent winter storm.

A couple of pipes burst, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

The owner of M. Jacobs fine furniture on Gateway Loop says the first pipe burst last Tuesday because of the freezing temperatures. It was part of the building’s sprinkler system in the ceiling. Even after the fire department turned the water off, thousands of gallons continued to pour into the store for about 45 minutes.

“We’ve had 80 people on the job for seven straight days. The maintenance company just taking up glue as you can see around here, walls,” said Mike Schwartz, Owner of M. Jacobs Fine Furniture.

Then on Thursday, another pipe burst in their warehouse. Insurance is covering the cost of repairs.

Part of the store is still open during the cleanup. Crews hope to have it fully reopened by Monday.

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