Students at L.E. Willson School in Sheffield get early Spring Break due to broken water main


L.E. Willson Elementary School is located in Sheffield. (WHNT News 19)

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SHEFFIELD, Ala. - A water leak at a Sheffield Elementary School sent students home early for Spring Break.

L.E. Willson Principal Tony Willis said when he arrived at school Thursday morning, water was cascading down the front steps.  Willis said both the first and second floors of the school were filled with water.

According to Willis, the origin of the leak has not been found yet but the water has been turned off.  Work crews are at the school sucking up hundreds of gallons of water.

Damage to the school is thought to be minimal, but because of the amount of water, crews will have to spend Thursday and Friday on campus.  School system administrators have canceled classes at L.E. Willson for Friday as well.

Willis says they will spend Friday and all of next week, which is Spring Break, making repairs to the school.

All other Sheffield City Schools will be open today and tomorrow as usual.

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