A FIRST floor water leak shut a Spalding department store at lunchtime today (Wednesday).
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue sent one fire engine to Beales Department Stores, in Market Place, at about 12.40pm.
Notices in the shop doorways apologised to customers for inconvenience and said the store would reopen as soon as possible.
The store has water piped to a restaurant and toilets on its first floor, but the cause of the leak is not known at this stage.
The ground floor of the shop reopened around 1pm but the upstairs remained closed.