Water leak forces more than 80 to evacuate from historic Goldsboro building

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- A water main break at a longstanding Goldsboro building has forced more than 80 people inside to evacuate.

There were numerous emergency vehicles seen at Waynesborough House in the heart of Goldsboro's downtown Wednesday morning around 4:30. The building has dozens of housing units.


EMS said there were around 85 people displaced from the multiple-story structure at 104 South Center Street. Some of the people who live in the building tried to keep warm at the Paramount Theater. EMS gave out blankets.

Everyone was evacuated from the building safely without injury. Officials hope to have the residents back inside their homes within the next few hours.
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