Crews Work for Several Hours on CHS Water Main Break
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Central High School officials were forced to dismiss students and faculty Thursday morning due to an underground water main break. Crews worked for several hours to repair the rupture.
Two students discovered it around 10:40 a.m. The break was located on the west side of campus in-between the auditorium and cafeteria.
Officials say the broken line affected nearly the entire school, leaving just one bathroom available for students and faculty.
School buses were available to students, and folks were notified of the incident through parent bridge and auto dialer.
Jody Diers, principal at CHS, said, "Those pipes are over 55-60 years old, so they don't know what they'll find yet. For it to come out of as many cracks that were spouting water this afternoon, or this morning, there will be a lot of underneath damage. And they'll just find it, cut it, replace it and be done."
District 51 crews broke through the concrete, digging five to six feet deep to get to the pipe. School was back in secession Friday morning.