Damaged Lourdes' statue secured

The 30-foot statue of the Virgin Mary atop Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden has been secured with scaffolding.

A crew of engineers and hospital workers worked into the early morning hours to secure the statue in preparation for the anticipated hurricane-like conditions set to begin Saturday. Engineers will be on the hospital roof Friday, looking at ways to further secure the 15-ton statue, which cracked and shifted slightly after being shaken in Tuesday's earthquake.

The front entrance to the hospital has re-opened and operations are back to normal, according to hospital officials.

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