It May Be Months Before Saratoga Springs City Hall Reopens

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Saratoga Springs City Hall

It's been a couple of weeks since lightning struck Saratoga Springs City Hall, sparking a fire. 

Now, we're hearing that it may be months before it can reopen, and damage may be well into the millions. 

Mayor Meg Kelly opened the building to reporters on Monday, and says the top priority is to repair the Accounting Department and the City Council chambers on the first floor.

Kelly says crews have been conducting air quality tests throughout the building, which sustained severe water damage. 

The flames were sparked by a lightning strike earlier this month that damaged a PVC pipe used to drain rainwater from the roof, which meant extensive water damage.

Public Works Commissioner Skip Scirocco says while the damage is bad, it could have been a lot worse.

City operations have been working out of the Recreation facility on Vanderbilt Avenue.

Photo: WNYT

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