Freezing temps burst pipes at school

2013-12-11T14:37:00Z Freezing temps burst pipes at schoolTed Holliday, Lebanon Express Lebanon Express
December 11, 2013 2:37 pm  • 

Water Damage closed classrooms and damaged offices in the Lebanon Community School District.

Two classrooms are closed due to a water line breakage at Riverview Elementary School.

“The classrooms have been cleaned out and temporary classrooms have been established,” said Bo Yates, assistant superintendent of operations.

With temperatures dipping below freezing for this extended period of time, pipes are susceptible to freezing.

When the water begins to thaw, it can put additional pressure in the pipes, causing them to burst.

Teacher and parent volunteer came out to help move the classroom materials to the temporary rooms, Yates said.

“We plan on having the classrooms reopened by the end of the winter break,” Yates said.

The school district offices were impacted by breaking pipes as well.

“There was a water pipe breakage that damaged two of the special education offices,” Yates said.

He said that the damage to the district offices will not affect operations.

As of the time of this report, no other water pipe breakage in the district has been reported.

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