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Students sent home due to O'Plaine Road water main break

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 12:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:32 a.m. CDT

Warren-Township High School O'Plaine Campus sent students home at 12:10 p.m. today due to a water main break on O'Plaine Road, according to Jeanne Love, board clerk.

The water main is located at 411 O'Plaine Road, and a Gurnee Public Works crew is working to shut off the valve before they can begin digging and evaluate the extent of the damage, said Kristine Poisl, administrative secretary at Gurnee Public Works.

Poisl said the work is not affecting traffic, and it's not clear when the water main will be fixed.

Erik Jensen, management analyst for Village of Gurnee, said residents notified the village this morning when they saw a stream of water on the road.

In order to repair the break, the Village shut down water to a few nearby properties, including Warren Township High School's O'Plaine Campus. Love said the school is not flooded and is sending students home for their safety and bus efficiency.

The water will remain off until the break can be located and repairs can be completed, according to a village news release.

Once water is restored, the village shall issue a boil order to all impacted properties, as required under State law, until samples are taken and tested, the release said.

For information or to report water main breaks in the future, contact the Public Works Department at 847-599-6800.

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