Burst pipe at Longmont Museum forces exhibit to temporarily close

Jan. 19—A pipe bust at the Longmont Museum early Wednesday morning, soaking carpeting in the facility's gift shop and "Front Range Rising" history exhibit.

The rupture occurred around 6 a.m. but did not damage any objects or merchandise aside from a few brochures, according to a city spokesperson.

Staff was able to get fans and dehumidifiers in place quickly and the city does not anticipate having to replace any carpeting.

While the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, is open, the "Front Range Rising" exhibit will be closed for a few days in order for the carpet to dry.

All other programs such as Discovery Days and Teen Craft and Create will continue uninterrupted, the spokesperson said.

The Longs Peak Room treehouse is also available at no cost during this time.

On Tuesday, a frozen water valve burst on the east side of the Longmont Civic Center too, causing minor flooding inside of the building.

Longmont and several other areas in the region endured frigid temperatures, well below zero degrees, earlier this week.