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Mill Ridge School In Danbury Closed Tuesday Due to Pipe Break

Mill Ridge Primary School in Danbury is closed today, Jan. 3,  due to a pipe break inside the school that took place over the holiday weekend. The school will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday morning.
Mill Ridge Primary School in Danbury is closed today, Jan. 3, due to a pipe break inside the school that took place over the holiday weekend. The school will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Google

DANBURY, Conn. -- Mill Ridge Primary School in Danbury is closed Tuesday due to a pipe break inside the school that took place over the holiday weekend.

In a recent phone conversation, Joe Martino, the director of finance for the school district, said the break has since been fixed and the school will reopen Wednesday morning as scheduled.

"The break was a plastic fitting on a toilet that was not due to the cold weather. It just decided to break at this time," Martino said.

Martino said the leak was discovered at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning.

"Usually, there are activities over the weekend at the school but since it was a long weekend, there was no one at the school to discover it earlier," he said.

He said plumbers responded quickly to the break.

"It has been fixed already, we had a remediation contractor and our custodial staff working on it. We brought in big dehumidifiers to sanitize the carpets," he said.

He said while there were isolated wet carpets, no books got damaged.

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