VIDEO: Copper thieves cause Oakland Coliseum DMV flooding, closure until Monday

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OAKLAND (KRON) — Flooding forced a Department of Motor Vehicles office in Oakland to close its doors Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday afternoon, the California Highway Patrol told KRON4 the flooding and closure were caused by copper thieves.

According to DMV Public Affairs, employees at the Oakland Coliseum location discovered that water was coming from building around 7:28 a.m. as they were coming into work.

Authorities say the building will remain closed until Monday at the earliest due to water damage to the roof.Appointments are being honored at nearby field offices.

Less than $50 worth of copper was stolen, but the thieves caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Local Bay Area DMV offices are honoring appointments scheduled for the Coliseum DMV.

Customers are advised to visit the following offices:

Oakland                       5300 Claremont Avenue         10 miles
Hayward                     150 Jackson Street                  10 miles
San Mateo                   425 N. Amphlett Blvd.            26 miles
Walnut Creek              1910 N. Broadway                  21 miles
San Francisco              1377 Fell Street                      19 miles

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