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Water main break at East Middle School

Water main break at East Middle School
East Middle School in Great Falls
Posted at 9:59 AM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 15:15:47-04

GREAT FALLS — Due to a water main break, all East Middle School students will be in remote learning today (Monday May 10).

Water main break at East Middle School

"We cut out the asphalt and now we're going to excavate the road mix and the soil to get down to the pipe. it's going to be a little more complicated because we have our electrical main service that runs through the hole, so we have to be careful on our digging. It's going to take a minute. Then we'll get down to the pipe and ascertain what the problem is,” explained Shaun Hammett, GFPS Building and Grounds Supervisor.

The cause of the break is not yet known, but Hammett expects repairs to be complete by Tuesday.

Great Falls Public Schools says that after consulting with the administration and athletic department the school, they decided to conduct the City Track and Field Meet and the City Wrestling Match as scheduled. Thus, the Middle School Track and Field meet will be held on Monday at Memorial Stadium with the 1600m run beginning at 3 pm. The rest of the meet will commence when the mile is done.

The City Wrestling meet will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, May 11, beginning at 4 pm at North Middle School.

Other details:

  • There will be no wrestling practice at East on Monday.
  • The building at East will be open for those who need to get equipment/uniforms etc. The restrooms will not be available.
  • There will be no busses traveling from East to either competition.
  • Additional information specific to East athletes will be available on the East middle school website and Facebook page.

We will update you if we get more information.