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Locust Plague Delays Lower Level Reopening

First there was the flood. Now, just when we were seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, a plague of locusts has further delayed restoration efforts. “I cannot tell you how disappointed I am,” said Library Director Laura Eckley. “After months of waiting, the replacement shelving was actually en route to the Library when the plague struck. We had to turn it around until we could clean up this mess.” Head of Maintenance Shawn Grey wasn’t too happy either. Brandishing the slimy snow shovel he used in the clean up, Grey said he much preferred removing six inches of snow and ice to six inches of dead and dying locusts. “At least snow doesn’t crunch and squirt juices when you step on it,” he said.