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Water main break causes high school in Montgomery County to close early

Bus service was provided for students and lunch was also served before dismissal.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A water main break in Montgomery County has caused a nearby high school to close early on Friday.

According to a tweet from Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), which was posted just after 10 a.m., the company had already begun working to minimize the impact of the Clopper Road water main break.

"We know this is frustrating," WSSC said. "We have been evaluating options on this stretch of pipe since the last break. At this moment, the focus is to make repairs and restore service."

Montgomery County Public Schools announced soon after that Northwest High School, which is in the area of the break, would be dismissing students at 11:30 a.m. The closure affected all school and after-school activities for the day. 

Bus service was provided for students and lunch was also served before dismissal.

In addition to the school closing early, the break also closed Clopper Road, between Mateny Road and Cinnamon Drive. Resulting in drivers in the area having to take an alternate route. According to WSSC, The road was closed in both directions between Mateny Road and Game Preserve Road due to emergency repairs being done.

The water was restored to the area around 5 a.m. on Dec. 17.

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