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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A water main break erupted like a geyser in the West End Wednesday morning , and Virginia American Water says that it will be repaired by 5 p.m.
The water main break was reported just after 4:30 a.m. in the 200 block of South Whiting Street, and police advised residents to steer clear of the area.
Alexandria Police reported via Twitter early this morning that Virginia American Water has taken control of the water main break. Repairs are expected to be finished at around 5 p.m.
Repairs are currently expected to be completed by 5:00 pm today.
— VA American Water (@vaamwater) March 3, 2021
#AlexandriaVA: Our crews are currently making repairs to a water main break on S Whiting Street in Alexandria. This will cause low pressure/no water pressure to residents on part of S Whiting Street & Tower Court while repairs are being made. pic.twitter.com/DpMst2Gtcz
— VA American Water (@vaamwater) March 3, 2021
STREET CLOSURE ALERT:: New video of water main break on S. Whiting St, which is closed from Stevenson Ave. to the front of the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/H3wghbpkf2
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) March 3, 2021
Image via Alexandria Police/Twitter
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