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|Nevada State Railroad Museum sustains damage from storm
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|Author:||Randy Hees [ Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:33 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Nevada State Railroad Museum sustains damage from storm|
The official press release...
Nevada State Railroad Museum sustains damage from storm, remains closed for repairs
Editors: Photos of the museum grounds and weather-related damage are available upon request. We discourage visiting the site because of the heavy equipment and unsafe terrain.
CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City will be closed for approximately 10 days to clean up damage sustained during severe weather this week.
Prison crews assisted with sandbagging the property on Tuesday, and diverted runoff around the museum property to avoid further damage as the storm continues this week.
The main museum took on some water, but exhibits and historic collections were not damaged. The museum grounds suffered erosion and external property damage making it unsafe for visitors, and the grounds will be closed to the public until the cleanup and repair is completed, estimated to be around Jan. 21.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and Mayor Bob Crowell visited the museum on Monday and offered support and resources to repair the damage to the museum. “What is most important is the state artifacts, and the health and safety of our employees and volunteers,” Peter Barton, administrator of the Nevada Division of Museums and History, said. “Those most important things are protected and now we can look at how to repair the damage and restore the services the museum provides to the public.”
Updates will be made via the museum’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NSRMCC. The public is advised to avoid the area as heavy equipment and work crews clean up the property.
End official Press Release…
From other contacts… The museum has received significant support from the state (including a visit from the Governor) and the City of Carson City as well as from Nevada Forestry, with an inmate team sand bagging and cleaning up. A professional disaster recovery service has delivered dehumidifying equipment.
The closure is expected to last about 10 days. Clean up of the shop and other office areas may take longer.
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