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Butler County elementary school closed today after extensive water damage

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Nov 14, 2019

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Ross elementary school is closed today after a burst pipe caused water damage Wednesday evening.

Crews will be working on the 520-student Morgan Elementary School, at 3427 Chapel Road, today.

“The damage is real bad,“ said Ross Schools Superintendent Scott Gates.

The first call to emergency crews came in around 4:07 p.m. on Wednesday, and fire crews on the scene reported water damage in some of the school’s classrooms.

No one was injured, but Russ school officials and firefighters scrambled to save books and other learning materials from the water coming from a burst pipe on the second floor that flowed down to the first floor of the two-story school.

Any decisions about further closings will be made later today as the damage is assessed.

Gates said firefighters do not believe cold played a part in the water pipe bursting because the pipe was located in the interior of the building.

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