York High School students released early due to water main break

Update:

The water main break on Route 17 that caused water to be cut off from York High School has been fixed, and the water is again working, according to a tweet from York County Public Schools. 

Previously:

YORK - Students at York High School were sent home early this morning after a water main break on Route 17 caused county officials to shut down the water supply to the school, according to York Schools spokeswoman Katherine Goff. 

Goff said the school was notified of the need to cut off water around 9:45 a.m., and students were released at 11:15 a.m.

The water main broke near the intersection of Route 17 and Siege Lane. Goff said even though Yorktown Elementary School is on Siege Lane, it was not affected and students there remained in school. 

Goff said the break did not impact bus transportation and the buses did not have any issues getting children home. 

Two sporting events scheduled for tonight at York High School will not be affected by the shutdown, Goff said.

A 5 p.m. field hockey conference championship and a 7 p.m. football game will both go on as planned, even if water to the school has not been restored. 

Goff said district officials hope the water will be turned back on in time for this evening's games, but they have brought in porta-potties just in case.

McKinnon can be reached by phone at 757-345-2341. 

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