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Title: Ruptured water pipe floods Nashoba Tech, halts classes
By AUSTIN O'CONNOR Sun Staff
March 21, 2000
WESTFORD -- Classes at Nashoba Valley Technical High School were canceled yesterday after a water pipe ruptured and flooded part of the building, including the second-floor classrooms.
The break occurred during the early-morning hours yesterday, quickly flooding classrooms and first-floor administrative offices, according to Superintendent Judith Klimkiewicz. Students and staff arriving yesterday morning were immediately sent home.
By early yesterday afternoon, the classroom areas were mostly dry, but the offices were still under nearly 3 inches of water, Klimkiewicz said.
She said it would be several days before the offices could be used.
The water pipe break is the second such incident in the past several weeks at the school. In February, during the school's winter break, a pipe in the cafeteria broke, though the flooding was not as extensive.
Klimkiewicz said classes would resume today and school administrators would be temporarily relocated to the library. Tonight's School Committee meeting will also be moved to the library.
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