Glenwood Elementary flood ‘not a big deal’ |

Glenwood Elementary flood ‘not a big deal’

Minor flooding at Glenwood Springs Elementary on Tuesday was mopped up quickly and did not disrupt instruction.

Several classes were forced to move to different classrooms after Tuesday’s rainstorms proved to be too intense for a six-inch drainpipe to handle, said Roaring Fork School District Re-1 maintenance supervisor Mark Fitzgerald, calling the flood “not a big deal.”

Leaves clogged three roof drains and water poured onto an entryway below, flooding several classrooms with no more than a half inch of water. Workers had the water cleaned-up by Tuesday night, he said.

Superintendent Fred Wall said the flood and the wet carpeting present no health hazard to students.

Classes are expected to return to their normal classrooms today, said Principal Sonya Hemmen.

She said the flood was the third in two weeks.

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