Construction crew cracks water line
A construction crew cracked into a water pipeline Monday morning leaving area homes and Baldwin High School without water pressure.
City Administrator Larry Paine said an excavating crew working at a new subdivision on the north side of Baldwin was trying to locate the pipeline during its digging to lay sewer pipes when the crew hit and broke the pipe.
Paine said the pipeline was repaired by 11:30 a.m., but Baldwin High School students were sent home a little after noon when district officials decided to cancel the rest of classes.
Supt. James White said at noon the school still didn't have water.
"They couldn't give us an exact time when they would have the repairs made," White said. "When they couldn't tell us by noon, we made the decision."
Classes were resumed Tuesday morning.
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