Oops! Cleaning Crew Accidentally Floods Greenwich Store

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ There’s a mop for that.

A flooded Apple retail store in Greenwich remained closed Thursday, two days after a cleaning crew set off a fire-suppression system when they accidentally damaged a sprinkler head in the retail area.

Fire officials say the incident caused substantial flooding and damage to electronics and fixtures in the store, which opened in 2009 in the upscale downtown retail area.

Greenwich building officials granted permission Thursday to reopen the store after they tested repairs to the electrical system, but the doors remained closed later Thursday as work continued inside.

Apple posted a note on its website that the store was closed temporarily, without word on when it would reopen. The store’s phone system also was damaged, greeting callers Thursday with a busy signal.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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