Water damage forces change in plans at Keuka

Keuka College officials are relocating arts and ASL classes, and the Office of Human Resources after a Jan. 1 water pipe break damaged Allen Hall on the College campus.

The damage occurred late in the evening on Jan. 1 when a water pipe connected to the fire suppression system on the third floor of the building ruptured. Campus safety, facilities, the Branchport/Keuka Park Fire Department, NYSEG, and Town of Jerusalem water officials responded to the scene quickly and turned the water off.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the incident. Students are off campus through Feb. 5 for winter break.

Allen Hall – which houses the College’s Art & Design program, American Sign Language (ASL) classroom and language laboratory, and Office of Human Resources – sustained heavy damage and is currently uninhabitable. Ceilings collapsed, electrical systems were damaged, and equipment was destroyed.

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