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Workers find leak, Hancock school day saved

November 20, 2002|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

HANCOCK - A water main break off Main Street was fixed overnight, allowing school to hold classes Tuesday.

Washington County Public Schools decided late Monday, before the leak was found, that Hancock Elementary School and Hancock Middle-Senior High School would be canceled Tuesday.

However, Town of Hancock workers found the leak and fixed it shortly after midnight.

Carol Mowen, a spokeswoman for the Washington County Board of Education, told The Morning Herald at about 11:30 p.m. Monday that school would be closed Tuesday. The decision to keep school open was made after the newspaper had gone to press.

Dennis McGee, director of facilities for the School Board, said the cancellation notice caused some confusion among students and parents Tuesday morning, but most eventually found out school was open.

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Hancock Town Manager Larry Logan said the leak was found east of the high school and affected the high school and Fleetwood Enterprises. Logan didn't know how many residences were affected.

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