Water line break forces downtown hotel to evacuate guests to next door

Grand Junction Fireman stand at the front entrance to the Main Street Suites hotel that suffered a water line break that sent water gushing out of the front door. Guests were hurried out the exits as the break took out ceiling tiles in the first floor. Firefighters brought in floor squeegees to move the water outside.

A downtown Grand Junction hotel was evacuated Thursday night after a water pipe burst, sending water cascading from an upper floor into the lobby.

The Grand Junction Fire Department was called to Main Street Suites, 225 Main St., around 8:15 p.m. and found water gushing out of the front doors of the hotel.

It was unclear where exactly in the hotel the pipe broke, but water was seen dripping from the second floor into the lobby.

Several people staying in the hotel, including families with children, were ushered with suitcases next door to the Hampton Inn, 205 Main St.  Both hotels are operated by the same owner.

Firefighters used brooms to push the water out of the lobby and into the drop-off area and street in front of the hotel. Temperatures were in the mid-teens when the water line burst.


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