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Water Pipe Burst Forces Yonkers School To Shut Its Doors

A water pipe burst is causing havoc for students and staff at Yonkers School 5.
A water pipe burst is causing havoc for students and staff at Yonkers School 5. Photo Credit: File

YONKERS, N.Y. - A Yonkers school had to shutter its doors for the day on Monday after a water pipe burst over the weekend, causing damage and prompting a massive clean-up effort.

On Sunday afternoon, administrators at Yonkers School 5 were forced to make a call and canceled classes for the day as they continue to assess the damage at the site and cleaning up the mess caused by the pipe burst.

School officials were unclear about how much damage had been caused to the building, which was erected more than 50 years ago, though they confirmed that several classrooms and offices have been affected.

Administrators have not yet determined whether or not students will be able to attend class on Tuesday, though parents are expected to be notified by phone at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Those looking for an update can contact the Elementary Administration Department at (914) 376-8066.

“(On Sunday,) a standpipe in the new wing of the building burst in the upper floor, affecting several classrooms and offices,” Schools Superintendent Edwin Quezada said to parents. “The Facilities Management Department has been at the school assessing the damages and clearing all affected areas. Principal Pisacreta and I will keep you informed of all developments.”

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