City Hall in Kansas City will be closed for a second straight day Thursday as crews repair and test electrical systems damaged by a broken water line, officials said late Wednesday.
The city said in a statement that most employees are working from remote locations to provide key services, such as the 311 Action Center. City Planning and Development has has moved to Health Department offices at 2400 Troost. Walk-in customers can apply for all permits, submit planning and zoning applications and attend scheduled Express Plan Review from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., officials said.
Other city facilities will remain open as scheduled.
City Manager Troy Schulte said that on Tuesday evening a 2-inch fire suppression line ruptured between the lobby and basement. The break caused “significant” flooding, inundating electrical transformer equipment that needs to be dried out and restarted, he said.