UPDATE, 6:30 p.m: Mercy Health is continuing to divert emergency surgeries from the Saint Mary's Campus. Through Wednesday, Dec. 27:
- The OR and Emergency Department will remain closed to transfer patients
- All emergency surgeries are being diverted to area hospitals
- All elective surgeries are canceled for Dec. 27
- Saint Mary's Campus is not admitting any new patients until further notice.
ORIGINAL: There are a number of buildings and businesses left without adequate heat Tuesday after a boiler explosion on Monday evening.
The Grand Rapids Public Museum will be closing early on Tuesday, Dec. 26. According to a Facebook post, the museum will close at 11:45 a.m. and stay closed the remainder of the day.
Mercy Health Saint Mary's issued a statement saying that due to lack of heat, non-emergency surgeries were canceled for the day and emergency care will be diverted to other local hospitals.
The B.O.B. will not open until 2:45 p.m.
The heating issues are because of a boiler explosion at Veolia Energy Monday evening. The windows of the building, which is on Fulton Street across from The B.O.B. and Van Andel Arena downtown, saw some damage -- the windows on the east and west sides were blown out.
Veolia Energy produces steam, which heats and cools nearly 130 buildings in the downtown area.
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