MOUNT CARMEL -- Mount Carmel city government offices are operating in temporary quarters at 631 Market Street (the former Rhine and Earnest Law Office) due to a major water leak at the 219 Market Street City Hall.

Mayor Joe Judge and City Administrator Rudy Witsman reported on social Sunday night that the leak prompted the move. "Please bear with us as we transition to this temporary location," he reported, noting that the move would involve transferring phones and computers Monday morning, with tentative plans to open city offices at 631 Market Street on Monday afternoon.

Water bills can be dropped off at the


payment drop box at 219 Market Street.

The Wabash County Chamber of Commerce office, also located at City Hall, has temporarily relocated to the basement of First Bank at 601 North Market Street. WCCC Executive Director Lesley Hipsher reported that the office phone service was not up yet Monday afternoon, but she expected it to be restored shortly. Patrons were advised to visit the temporary office using the basement entrance.

Updates will be provided as progress is made.

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