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New Oregon State building damaged after pipe break

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A broken water pipe did an estimated $500,000 in damage when it broke at an Oregon State University science building.

A hot-water pipe on the building's fourth floor broke after a power outage last week.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports the pipe cooled off quickly as the water inside it cooled, and a weak link in the pipe broke, causing water to flow into the building for up to three hours.

About 15-16 offices were damaged.

Even some of the offices that weren't directly underneath the pipe had 1 to 2 inches of water on the floor.

Repairs are anticipated to take up to three months.

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