GRAY — Public access to Gray Town Hall will be restricted indefinitely while crews repair damage caused by a water pipe break that flooded the building Sunday evening.

The pipe break was the second in the past week at town hall, located at 24 Main St., according to a Facebook post by the Gray Fire and Rescue Department.

“Upon arrival water was seen coming out of the entry doors and roofline, pouring into the parking lot,” the release said. “An all hands tone was given to bring in as much manpower as possible.”

Fire crews shut off water and remained on the scene for several hours Sunday night removing water and debris from the building, but damage was significant. Officials posted a notice to residents on the town website Monday afternoon saying they will need to change operations for the foreseeable future.

The town hall was closed all of last week due to “burst water lines and maintenance,” according to notices posted to the town website. It appears a second burst over the weekend led to “severe additional damage to the building” and forced the town to close the building indefinitely.

Doors to the building will be locked. For vehicle, snowmobile, vital records and dog licensing matters, residents will be asked to call ahead at 657-3339, ext. 108 and wait to be escorted to the clerk’s office on the second floor of the building. The codes, assessing and planning office can be reached at 657-3339, ext. 123 or 110. Town officials are also urging residents to conduct as much town business as possible online.

The Portland Press Herald contributed to this report.