CLEVELAND — This was definitely not the way to start a Monday morning.
A massive water leak in downtown Cleveland forced Tower City Center to close due to flooding in the building and water pouring from the ceiling. Tower City will remain closed on Tuesday.
In a statement from Bedrock, “Tower City Center will be closed today, Monday, June 7, 2021 due to a water leak in a portion of Level M1, one floor below street level. The leak has been contained, and no injuries have been reported. We have ascertained that the leak occurred outside of our properties and we are working with adjacent property owners to confirm the cause. At this time, a small number of tenants have been affected and out of an abundance of caution, the mall will remain closed.
As we work to assess the extent of the situation and timeline for repairs, the safety and wellbeing of our tenants, staff and guests remain paramount. Details regarding Tower City Center’s upcoming hours of operation are to be determined and GCRTA riders are encouraged to visit RideRTA.com for updated transit information.”
According to RTA, trains are still running but passengers getting off at Tower City Station will need to exit the building on the Prospect side only.
The Euclid side exit of Tower City is closed.
Tower City Center is being closed due to a significant water leak. Trains are still running, and passengers getting off at Tower City Station will need to exit the building on the Prospect side only. Euclid side exit is closed.
— Greater Cleveland RTA (@GCRTA) June 7, 2021
Video shared to social media from Brooke Miller and Andrew Schriver shows the water damage the leak as caused in the building.
Here is more video of the damage that the water leak has had on Tower City.