Montgomery County Schools out Thursday due to pipe problems

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Tuesday night, around 6:30 p.m., freezing conditions caused a water pipe to burst, sending water down a stairwell at McNabb Middle School in Montgomery County for three hours.

We're told it took the fire department about an hour to stop the rushing water, but not before leaving a slick situation behind.

One classroom had an inch of water covering its floors. Her room is now clean after crews came in on Wednesday. Across the hall, water seeped into a sceience classroom. No permanent damage was done to either room.

McNabb Middle School Principal, Larry Bailey, was expecting a two-hour delay, but classes were called off for the entire school system.

"We are a little frustrated, we are ready to go back to school, but we always have challenges and obstacles, we will overcome this and be ready when they come back to school," said Bailey.

Around noon Wednesday, two water main breaks occurred in Montgomery County High School.

Montgomery County Schools have called off for Thursday. School officials say they are still having water and heating issues in multiple buildings.

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