Class Canceled Monday at Marshfield Columbus due to Frozen Water Pipe

By: Clare Kaley Email
By: Clare Kaley Email

Students in central and north central Wisconsin have had quite a few days off of school this winter, thanks to mother nature. Students at Marshfield Columbus Middle and High Schools had another day off Monday due to a frozen water pipe.

A teacher at Columbus High School noticed little to no water running Sunday morning. That discovery lead water crews to a frozen pipe outside the school. Unfortunately, that pipe brought all water into the building.

Crews spent much of Sunday and Monday trying to fix the problem. The utility company re-routed water from a nearby fire hydrant into the school so the boilers could heat the building.

The president of Columbus Catholic Schools said because of all the snow days this year, rescheduling is getting tricky.

"We've already had so many days cancelled due to cold, and then last Friday due to snow, there are already make up days on the calendar," Mr. Eaton said, "we are going to need to schedule one for last Friday, really undetermined what we'll have to do about today."

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