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Pipe Burst Closes G.W. Carver Elementary

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Photo by Sydney Cameron Photo by Sydney Cameron
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RICHMOND (WRIC)—Though most Richmond Public Schools students are returning to class Monday after an unexpected nine-day snow vacation, students at one elementary school are getting a tenth day off.

George Washington Carver Elementary School is closed on Monday, Jan. 27 due to a pipe burst. Early in the morning, custodians discovered that the school lacked heat and running water caused by a nearby water main break.

Signs are posted on the school's front doors, and parents were notified by automated phone calls that Carver Elementary is closed Monday, but some didn't get the memo. A few students still showed up in the morning with their parents, trying to get into the building.

One parent told ABC 8 News Reporter Sydney Cameron that she is eager for her child to be back in the classroom after nine straight days at home.

Teachers are working from an alternate location, and crews are working to repair the main. School officials say crews are doing everything they can to make sure Carver students will be able to return to school on Tuesday.

A second water main break occurred Monday morning in Henrico County, on Patterson Avenue, near Hillside Avenue.

Stay with ABC 8 News on air, online and on the go for updates.


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