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Flood at Gary Public Transportation Center affects commuters

(GARY, Ind.) A pipe burst Saturday night at the Gary Public Transportation Center, causing flooding and limiting commuters’ access to South Shore Line trains.

Officials estimate it will take between three and five days to suction the water out and assess the damage on the first and second floors of the facility, which is located at 4th Avenue and Adams in Gary, according to a statement from city spokeswoman Chelsea Whittington.

Bus transportation will still be provided, but commuters will not be able to access the facility’s lobby, according to the statement.

A special walking path has been created for South Shore customers to access trains, but the elevators and escalators remain closed. The first floor’s concession stand is also closed.

Greyhound customers will have limited access to the service counter, but will still be able to purchase tickets.

“This was an unfortunate incident, and we are working swiftly to get the matter addressed,” Cloteal LaBroi, the city’s Director of Public Works, said in the statement.

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to customers as well City employees who are housed at this facility,” LaBroi said.

Any customers who have questions can call (219) 885-7555 ext. 200.