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Published June 26, 2013, 04:54 PM

Sewer backup closes Fargo's downtown YMCA for days

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The rain event set a record in Fargo. The 2-point-5 inches, that fell Tuesday, is a 1-day record for that day.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- The rain event set a record in Fargo. The 2-point-5 inches, that fell Tuesday, is a 1-day record for that day.

The old record, less than an inch. The rain caused the sewer to back-up at the downtown Y-M-C-A, closing the facility and daycare.

Sewer water covered the floors of the lockerroom and fitness areas. Both pools were turned black.

Carpeting and drywall, damaged by the sewer backup, is being ripped out,

and replaced.

Paul Finstad, YMCA Director, says, "there was about a half inch of water in some of the locker room and fitness areas, and it wasn't clean, it was sewer water, and that makes it a little more complicated in the clean up process."

School age and pre-school care will open at the regular time tomorrow. Members can't use the facility until Saturday morning. Pools won't open until Monday.

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