© Guardian photo by Steve Sharratt
Boxes, heaters and other equipment are pilled up in the lobby of Montague regional high school Sunday night following a flood at the school over the weekend.
MONTAGUE – School is closed for the day at Montague Regional High School.
A burst pipe at the new regional high school caused damage to the library Sunday evening forcing three crews from a restoration company to sop up the mess.
“There was no significant damage and we have it all cleaned up now,’’ said Don Colbert of ServiceMaster Restoration at the scene around 8:30 p.m.
The company sent in three crews and trucks to deal with a pipe that burst in the ceiling above the library on the first floor and caused flooding to the hallways at the Montague regional high school.
Colbert said ceiling tiles were soaked and removed as the company employees searched for the faulty pipe in the ceiling infrastructure and made the necessary repairs.
“The only thing to collapse was a few ceiling tiles,’’ he said as the clean-up crew sucked up the last of the water and hauled away damaged acoustic tiles. “It’s just like any other pipe bursting…it let water get onto the floors.”
While there was some minor damage to some bookcases and books, the full extent of the damage won’t be totally assessed until the school reopens.
The school will remain closed today while officials assessed the problem. The new Montague regional high, a $20 million building, opened in 2010 and serves about 600 students.