LAWRENCE - Cleanup continued inside the Spencer Museum on Thursday, after a water main break flooded the building. Inside was a working library in the basement, which took the biggest hit.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 documents were affected by the water main break. The main focus now is to save as many of those documents as possible, but they'll have to be shipped off to another state to make that happen.
Volunteers spent the day bringing out damaged books, magazines, and other documents by the boxes. They were housed in the Murphy Art and Architecture Library on the bottom floor.
Officials still don't 'know the exact extent of the damage, but the documents came from a working library and not a collection of rare books.
The Spencer Museum will be closed at least through Monday. The library will be closed indefinitely, which could ultimately affect students and faculty when they go back to school on the 18th.