Logan Elementary students sent home after water main break

Students were sent home Monday morning after a water main broke near the school. (2008 file photograph)

Students at Logan Elementary went home early Monday after a water main break cut off water to the school in North Topeka.


Aged water lines under N.W. Tyler broke as crews worked to replace them, city of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said. The school, at 1124 N.W. Lyman Road, along with about 100 neighborhood homes and businesses, were without water Monday afternoon.

Seaman Unified School District 345 spokeswoman Candace LeDuc said the city alerted the district to the issue just before 10 a.m. The district originally hoped the school would remain open, but LeDuc said it could be several hours before water was restored. Students were sent home about 11:30 a.m.

Hadfield said the city expected the pipes to be repaired by Monday evening.

A message sent to parents and guardians said students who couldn’t be dropped off at home would be taken to Northern Hills Elementary School, 5620 N.W. Topeka Blvd., to wait for a parent. Any students not picked up at Northern Hills Elementary by 4 p.m. would be bused home at the normal time.

The school has 564 students.

The after-school Boys & Girls Clubs program was canceled , but the school should be open Tuesday, LeDuc said.

Anyone with questions was asked to call Logan Elementary at (785) 575-8700.


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