1540 WADK.com Updates

Workers at the Rhode Island State House are taking guesses at what might be hidden behind a recently uncovered vault door.

The door was revealed as contractors removed wall paneling in a basement office at the capitol on Thursday.

For now, it's unclear what's behind the door, as no one knows the combination to the lock. Faded lettering reads "State Returning Board," a now-defunct body that oversaw vote counting.

Frank Montanaro, legislative services director for the General Assembly, says it would be possible to lift the heavy door off its hinges. But that would be expensive enough to require budgetary approval. Otherwise, he's left hoping that some retired government employee knows the code.

image of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)




Hurricane Preparedness

On Facebook