Cicero (WSYR-TV) -- A partial ceiling collapse forced more than 40 guests at the Comfort Suites in Cicero to leave their rooms.
Crews were called to the hotel on Carmenica Drive around 9:15 Saturday night.
A pipe had burst in the ceiling between the lobby and the second floor, putting a large, visible crack in the ceiling and spilling water on to the floor. The hotel was evacuated, but guests were eventually allowed to go in and get their belongings. Inspectors went through the building to make sure everything is up to code again.
"We have National Grid, OCWA, Cicero Codes and Fire departments," said Chief Jon Barrett of Cicero Fire department. "We're trying to make a determination if we can reoccupy the structure for the evening. Its still in planning stages. We've got to make sure they have running water and fire alarms are working."
One guests told NewsChannel 9 that for a while, no one knew what was going on.
"All of a sudden, the ceiling started cracking open and spurting out lots of water, like a water fall almost. Nobody knew what to do, so the woman pulled the fire alarm. Now we're just standing outside and its really cold," said hotel guest, Shelby Guller.
On Sunday morning, a worker at the hotel said fans were put out to dry the floors, the plumber fixed the pipes, and guests were able to return to their rooms.