Water main break in Plymouth forces Armstrong High to call off classes
- Article by: TIM HARLOW
- Star Tribune
- February 10, 2014 - 8:57 PM
A water main break in Plymouth forced a west metro high school to call off classes about halfway through the school day Monday. Classes were expected to resume Tuesday.
A 12-inch pipe burst under E. Medicine Lake Boulevard between 34th and 36th Avenues N. just after 8 a.m. on Monday. The line feeds directly into Robbinsdale Armstrong High School and the Hazelden Center for Youth and Families.
Classes at Armstrong were dismissed at 11:30 a.m., when contractors began making repairs, shutting off water to the school. There was no damage to the school.
Water service to nearby residents was not affected, said Scott Newberger, a utility supervisor for the city of Plymouth.
It was not immediately known what caused the line to break, but Newberger said the cold may have been a contributing factor.
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