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Pipe bursts at Jackson hospital creating icy mess

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A water pipe burst at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in the emergency room lobby, creating a slick icy mess.

Hospital spokeswoman Jan Boud said the lobby was flooded after the pipe burst Friday night, but she said the break was not caused by the subfreezing temperatures.

However, the cold weather turned the water that was pushed out of the lobby into an icy mess in front of the emergency room.

The hospital is still accepting patients, but are asking them to use a separate entrance until the lobby can be repaired.

Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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