Parking was at a premium yesterday for the weekly summer children's program at the main library, as town officials have closed now the second level of the parking garage in addition to the third level, that was previously closed.
Town Manager Bob Halpin said it was necessary to close the second level of the Lexington Street parking garage after a chunk of concrete fell onto a library employee's car.
"It's a safety issue," he said.
The garage had already been identified as needing improvements. The top, open level, of the garage has been closed for some time, due to water-damaged joints.
Yesterday, yellow tape and cones blocked access to the second and third level. The stairs were accessible and a couple of skateboarders were spotted on that level.
The garage is structural okay to park on the lowest level, said Halpin.
There are about 25 spots on that level. If all three levels were open, more than 100 cars could park in the garage.
We are looking at solutions, said Halpin Wednesday night.