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Water problems close Greenwood Elementary early

Posted at 9:23 AM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 12:46:09-05

GLEN ALLEN, Va. -- Standing water in some halls and classrooms at Greenwood Elementary has forced the Glen Allen school to close early Monday.

"This morning, after the buses were already on the roads, we discovered about a quarter-inch of water throughout the upstairs hallways, including the majority of the upstairs classrooms. Water is also being seen in the downstairs hallway, but not impacting the main entrance," Henrico Schools told parents in a Monday morning message.

Students were kept in the cafeteria, library, or gym while school leaders figured out next steps.

Once it was determine the school could not open, the decision was made to have the school buses pick up the students and return them home starting at 10:15 a.m.

"Parents and/or adults who are approved to pick up students may come to the school and do so prior to 10:15 a.m.," the school told parents. "Cleanup will continue throughout the day and we will update you on the condition of the school later this afternoon."

An investigation into what caused the water to leak into the school is underway.

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