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Xmas eve flood at Hotel Saranac

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The Adirondack Daily Enterprise is reporting that a serious flood struck last night in the basement of the historic Hotel Saranac in Saranac Lake.

According to the newspaper, firefighters and village workers spent part of Christmas eve pumping between six and ten feet of water out of the buiding's basement.

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Reported by

Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

The new owner of the hotel, Fred Roedel, told the Enterprise that a sprinkler line near an outside door apparently froze and broke.   

Roedel's company is planning a 13-million dollar restoration of the Hotel Saranac and hopes to reopen the downtown venue in 2015.

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