Three Worcester radio stations were knocked off the air for several hours after a burst pipe flooded their building and sent people scrambling to safety.
The Telegram & Gazette reports that Cumulus FM stations WWFX, WXLO and WORC went silent Thursday morning after the pipe burst.
The mishap sent water throughout the building. Ceiling tile and debris crashed into a vacant first-floor storefront. WWFX personality Bruce Palmer says the crashing sounds were so loud that he heard them in a soundproof studio.
Fire officials say the burst pipe was frozen and gave way near the building's top floor.
Radio station executives say the WXLO studio is heavily damaged and may be a total loss, and the other two stations have minor damage.
The stations are back on the air.