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Burst water pipe floods Lynden school

Tuesday - 1/24/2012, 1:49pm  ET

LYNDEN, Wash. (AP) - A water pipe that burst over the weekend flooded four classrooms at Meridian Middle School at Lynden.

District risk management coordinator Bevin Graham says insurance adjusters are still adding up the damages Tuesday but the amount will be more than $100,000.

She says students have been moved into empty classrooms during the cleanup and repair to the ceiling, walls and floors.

Superintendent Tim Yeomans told The Bellingham Herald ( http://is.gd/yUDV08) frigid temperatures apparently caused the pipe to burst. Classes were canceled last week by snow, but staffers in the building Friday saw no signs of trouble. The damage was discovered Monday morning.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com


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