May 14, 2014 2:02 pm

UPDATE: St. Albert school closure extended following water main break

Flooding caused by a water main break at École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d'Youville in St. Albert; May 13, 2014.

Global News

EDMONTON – A St. Albert school will remain closed Thursday after flooding forced students out early on Tuesday afternoon.

Crews have since been cleaning up the mess left behind by the water main break at École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville .

The school was closed Wednesday because of the clean-up, which meant the Grade 9’s French Provincial Achievement Tests had to be rescheduled.

The situation was re-assessed Wednesday morning, and the following update was posted to the school’s website:

  • Only grade 12 students preparing for diploma exams will have access between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in a limited area that has been restored.All other students wishing to access materials left behind will be able to do so once the school re-opens due to health and safety considerations at the site.
  • Access to the school will be through the cafeteria entrance doors.
  • Please arrive by 9 a.m. to allow enough time for you to gather your materials.
  • There will be no access to the school starting at 10 a.m.

The next update is expected to be up by 4 p.m. on Thursday regarding school operations on Tuesday (since the school has a professional development day on Friday, and Monday is a long weekend).

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