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UPDATE: Emerson Hospital No Longer Diverting Ambulances

Break has been patched, but diversion continues from the Concord hospital.

Emerson Hospital. Courtesy photo
Emerson Hospital. Courtesy photo
Emerson Hospital is no longer diverting ambulances bound for the ER, according to a statement from a hospital spokesperson. 

Earlier Friday afternoon, the Concord hospital was diverting ambulances following a pipe burst near the emergency department. 

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A pipe burst by the ER Friday afternoon has Emerson Hospital diverting ambulances to other area hospitals. 

The culprit is a sprinkler pipe in a waiting area outside of the Emergency Department, which apparently burst due to the extreme cold. The break has since beed fixed, and no patients had to be evacuated due to the burst. 

"The leak has been patched and clean up efforts are underway," Bonnie Kaplan Goldsmith, a hospital spokesperson said in a statement. "The Emergency Department is on temporary diversion while the clean up continues and the electrical systems are checked. Several patients in the Emergency Department were relocated to different ED treatment bays but no patients were evacuated." 

It's unclear how long the diversion is expected to continue, Kaplan Goldsmith told Patch when reached by phone. 

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