MISHAWAKA — The Saint Joseph County Services building in downtown Mishawaka will be closed while officials assess the damage after part of the roof caved in.
At around 4:15 p.m. Thursday March 31, officials found water in the top floor of the building which made its way down to the second floor.
Several offices contained significant water damage, including damage to equipment and records.
No one was injured.
The leak was caused by a plumbing issue, but the weather may have played a factor as well.
“It was determined by the fire department to be a plug off a roof drain that let go,” St. Joseph County Sheriff Mike Grzegorek said. “And obviously from the rain we got today, there was a large amount of water on the roof, and that water all just poured in.”
Grzegorek says the building will definitely be closed Friday, April 1, and will likely be closed for a few additional days while crews work to repair the damage.