Marietta High School closed due to heating line break, flooding

Classes at Marietta High school were canceled Monday due to flooding after the main heating line for the third floor burst.

“This is only going to affect the high school,” said Dave Davis, transportation, buildings and grounds manager for Marietta City Schools. “We have repaired the two-and-a-half inch heating line, but we have three floors that are full of water.”

Davis believes that the line may have burst sometime over the weekend.

“They took 140 gallons out of one room and didn’t have all the water out yet,” Davis said. “Now that it’s fixed we just have to focus on getting the water out and replacing the damaged ceiling tiles.”

He isn’t certain if the cleanup will be finished in time for classes to resume Tuesday.

“We are going to work as long as it takes to try to have school open tomorrow, but this did cause quite a bit of damage,” Davis said.

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