Crews respond to water leak in High Point

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Crews responded to a building in High Point Monday morning after a broken pipe caused flooding.

The leak was discovered by a High Point Plaza hotel employee just before midnight at the Showplace West building located at 101 S. Main St.

Originally one fire truck was sent to the scene, but the firefighter immediately reported it was a much more serious problem.

Water flooded the building from the fourth floor down to the basement.

Firefighters said there were 4-5 feet of water in the basement when crews arrived. There is no estimate on how long the water had been running.

Water and power was shut off to the building from the fourth floor down.

Every electrical fixture from the fourth floor down had water coming out of it.

So far, police said there is no dollar estimate on the amount of damage to the building.

Officials said this leak is weather-related.

High Point firefighters and police officers said they responded to 61 calls Sunday and at least half were about broken pipes due to the weather.

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