The North Boulder Recreation Center will close early today at 1:30 p.m. due to fumes caused by repairs to the gym floor.

The recreation center -- 3170 Broadway -- is expected to re-open for normal business hours at 6 a.m. Friday.

The repairs are to restore the gym floor after it was damaged in the September flooding. The floor requires structural repairs as well as resurfacing and sealing of the entire floor.

The fumes from the sealant being applied to the floor forced the early closure of the center despite efforts to isolate them.

A final coat of sealant will be applied next week, at which time the recreation center will be closed again.

For more information, contact Alison Rhodes at 303-413-7249.