The Buckinghamshire County Council offices in Aylesbury have been shut for the rest of today (Tuesday) because of 'emergency plumbing problems.'
A statement from the council said: "This morning County Hall suffered a major plumbing problem to the extent that we have had to close the building for the rest of today.
"Specialist contractors are on site and we are working as fast as possible to repair the damage.
“Our business continuity plan is in place and staff are working remotely to keep any disruption to a minimum.
"Although our switchboard is currently unavailable, customers can still contact us by visiting www.buckscc.gov.uk and using the ‘contact us’ form until further notice.
"In an emergency, please contact children’s services on 07850 064406, safeguarding adults on 07860 179175 or the highways team on 07730 696904
"We will be reviewing progress later this afternoon to see when we can re-open the building.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused by today’s unforeseen events."