Christmas break came a little early for an area school. Undoubtedly,
there are some students smiling right now but the cause is a bit of serious
situation. A pipe burst early this morning at South Fremont High School and it
caused some significant flooding.
Authorities were first notified in the early morning hours
and when All American Cleaning and Restoration arrived, water was still spewing
from the pipe.
A resource officer at the school says this might be related
to the power outage that occurred a few weeks ago. He says that may have caused
the pipe to freeze and then when things warmed up from the subzero temperatures,
it was only a matter of time before the water would find the crack in the pipe.
Because of this, Fremont School District #215 promptly canceled
classes at the school. The damage was isolated to the school’s north wing and it
did spread to the gymnasium. As a result, a South Fremont boys’ basketball game
has been rescheduled. The team was scheduled to host Marsh Valley on Friday
night but that has changed and you can see why.
The gym is currently being used to help dry out some of the
items from the flood and they are still trying to figure out just how much
damage the floor received.
A spokesperson for All American Cleaning and Restoration
told me that they anticipate having the flooded area cleared sometime Thursday
night. He said while the timing for this is never good, they plan on taking
advantage of the Christmas break to allow the carpet to fully dry.
He also said that this is their fourth major flood call just
this week and he advises homeowners to take a look at their pipes because the
cold snap really did a number on many homes and businesses in the area.
It’s important to note that while South Fremont High School is
now technically on their Christmas break, the rest of the schools in the
district are still scheduled to be open tomorrow.