News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Local & Bistate

February 12, 2014

Hymera Elementary closed for second day Wednesday

Power loss causes pipes to freeze, burst

HYMERA — Hymera Elementary was closed Tuesday because of a power outage and again Wednesday when the power outage caused water pipes to freeze and burst, officials said.

The district hoped to complete repairs and reopen school today, said Superintendent Mark Baker.

The district will apply for a waiver so the school does not have to make up the two days, he said.

Water is needed for the school’s heating system, Baker said. Two boilers in the basement pump hot water through water lines, and heat is provided through radiators or univents that serve each classroom.

School officials found some problems with leaking water Tuesday but believed the problems had been addressed that evening in all but two rooms.

But when they returned at 6 a.m. Wednesday, they found more pipes had burst, and school had to be canceled. At least eight rooms were involved and there was water all over the floors, Baker said. “It was a mess.”

There’s been no equipment damage, he said, but measures had to be taken to keep carpet from getting mold and mildew.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local & Bistate
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Raw: Plane Lands on New York Highway AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Recording May Show Attempt at Crash Cover-up Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: Black Boxes of Downed Jetliner Turned Over New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Raw: Gaza City Shelling Attack Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism Legendary Actor James Garner Dies US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal
NDN Video
Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Rory McIlroy struggles, surges, wins British Open NOW TRENDING: Real life Pac-Man Explosions as hot air balloon crashes in Clinton DUI Driver Dragged to Safety by Officer After Walking Onto Busy Freeway Celebrities That We'd Like to Send to the Moon Spectacular lightning storm hits London Malaysian Flight Victim Was South Florida Grad Rory McIlroy on pace to break British Open records Officials Fear MH17 Site Now Tampered by Rebels Lowes employees repair Vietnam vet's wheelchair Widow of Staten Island man who died after NYPD takedown says he was unjustifiably targeted
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity