January 10th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Snow, cold and broken pipes keep county kids out of class


Broken water pipes have extended county school students’ Christmas break for another day.

Today marks the fifth day Carter County Schools have been closed this year: That means students haven’t been in class since they left for the holiday on Dec. 23.

“We haven’t been in school the entire week with the weather and the water issues we are having now,” Ward said. “We have water issues in several locations.”

The first four days of closure were because of the weather, but Ward said broken water pipes were discovered on Thursday. That prompted today’s closure instead of the two-hour delay that was originally planned.

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