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Scott County Schools closed Wednesday due to water damage

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After an already extended break, due to the arctic blast early this week, Scott County Schools were closed again on Wednesday because of busted water pipes.

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - After an already extended break, due to the arctic blast early this week, Scott County Schools were closed again on Wednesday because of busted water pipes.

According to Scott County Superintendent Patricia Putty Eastern Elementary School and Georgetown Middle School have both suffered water damage after their water pipes froze.

The principal of Georgetown Middle School says she was at the school Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. when she heard the fire alarm sound. She led firefighters to the library where a sprinkler head had ruptured.

"By the time we got into the library water was coming out the library door into the hallway, probably four to six inches deep," said Rhonda Schornick.

Then overnight, Putty says they had a second incident occur at Eastern Elementary School that severely damaged one wing of the school including several classrooms, supplies, copiers and even some computers.

Putty says they were able to clean up all of the water from the floors, but they are now working to repair the damage including severe damage to some of their ceiling tiles.

Putty tells WKYT they hope to have the schools back open by Thursday morning and they will continue to closely monitor all of the other schools as the temperatures keep rising, to make sure that no additional pipes burst while thawing.


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