Emergency restoration and custodial crews will need to work through much of the remaining holiday break in order to make sure that Moscow High School opens on time in the New Year.
This morning's Lewiston Tribune reports that an old pipe just outside of Moscow High burst, causing a major flood of the school's first floor. The flood was first discovered Dec. 26.
Moscow school officials said crews have already been working through much of the holiday break just to make it safe to turn the building's power and boilers back on. The water pipe was the main water line into the school.
The Moscow School District has already brought in electricians, plumbers and carpet cleaners to help with the flood aftermath.
"And they're still cleaning up as we speak," Moscow School District Superintendent Greg Bailey told the Tribune.
Meanwhile, school officials are still expecting staff to report to the school on Monday, Jan. 6, and students to resume classes on Tuesday, Jan. 7.