UPDATE Tuesday, December 26, 2022, 9:00am: The Crystal Lounge in downtown Billings is open again after flooding over the Christmas holiday.
It will now be open every day from 10am to 2am.
Restoration crews were able to clean up the flooding after subzero temperatures froze the pipes and then they thawed. No one was hurt and the establishment is open again.
The extremely cold freeze and thaw in Billings have frozen the sprinkler system at the Crystal Lounge.
The subzero temperatures froze and pipes burst during the extreme cold weather. When the weather warmed, the pipes thawed and caused extensive internal flooding, plus damage to the electrical system.
There is a disaster restoration crew and electricians onsite repairing the damage and the Crystal Lounge management will keep the community updated.