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Students camp out at Lord Nelson during flood

Over the weekend, water pipes burst across King’s campus, causing buildings to flood. On Saturday, Alexandra Hall’s west side was inundated with water on the second, third and fourth floors. The Chapel and Pit flooded on Sunday.

Over the weekend, water pipes burst across King’s campus, causing buildings to flood.

On Saturday, Alexandra Hall’s west side was inundated with water on the second, third and fourth floors.
Students arrived at the residence from winter break to find they would be staying at The Lord Nelson Hotel for the next few weeks. 

Forty-five students are staying at the Lord Nelson, and are given breakfast at the hotel but eat lunch and dinner in Prince Hall. The hotel is located on South Park Street, 1.3 kilometres from King’s — a 17-minute walk or a four-minute bus ride, according to Google Maps.
It is unclear when they will return to campus. Some may move in before others depending on each floor’s condition. 
The Chapel and Pit flooded on Sunday. In an email, President George Cooper said a burst sprinkler pipe resulted in water flowing down onto the main floor of the chapel. The water seeped through the floor and into the ceiling of the pit.

The chapel’s wooden altar, pews and floors will have to be refurnished. These repairs have delayed the ongoing renovations to the chapel and the pit, Cooper said. 

Sections of the Library were also blocked off yesterday for repairs. The basement ceiling also had water damage. 
The Watch does not know how much this will cost.

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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