The Scarborough branch of the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles will reopen Thursday following a weeklong closure due to water damage caused by the recent extreme cold temperatures.

“Our team has done amazing work to be able to reopen after the damage caused by the water cascading into the Scarborough branch last week and we’re excited to be open and serving customers there again,” Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said in a statement Wednesday.

Last Wednesday, a roof drain above the ceiling of the office broke, sending water cascading into the interior of the branch. Staff worked quickly to ensure safety of customers and ensure electronics were out of the range of the water pouring from the ceiling, the secretary of state’s office said.

The damage came a few days after Maine experienced extreme cold that prompted people to seek refuge in warming shelters and created problems for homeowners and businesses including heating systems that couldn’t keep up and frozen pipes.

Staff from the Scarborough branch were reassigned to work in other branches during the closure. As of Thursday, all BMV branches will be open for walk-in services and pre-scheduled appointments.

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