A water main break has shut down three Alexandria schools today.
“At this time, we do not have an estimated timeframe for restoration,” Alicia Hart, the ACPS chief of facilities and operations, wrote parents in an email this morning. “ACPS is working closely with Virginia American Water and will provide an update to families when more information is available.”
Hart said ACPS will let parents know when normal operations can resume in the three affected schools.
“We will inform families when water service has been restored and normal operations can be resumed in each school,” Hart said.
Hart said that students who arrived by bus to Patrick Henry have been redirected to Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road), where they will stay until their families can pick them up.
Notification:: Due to a water main break, the intersection of Taney Avenue and North Pelham Street is temporarily closed to through traffic. This was done as a safety precaution. Please avoid the area if possible. pic.twitter.com/Oa4AFpET4h
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) April 18, 2023
4/18/23, Tues.–Patrick Henry PreK-8 School is closed today due to lack of water service https://t.co/z7m4yAEjLG
— Patrick Henry School ACPS (@PHSchoolACPS) April 18, 2023
4/18/23, Tues.–Douglas MacArthur & Polk Elementary Schools closed today due to lack of water service https://t.co/mrhcc9fGHt
— JamesKPolkElementary (@JKPolkACPS) April 18, 2023
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