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Flooding closes St. Mary’s Institute in Amsterdam

Burst pipe results in ankle-deep water

Danielle Heck, an 8th grader, helping clean up Saint Mary's Institute in Amsterdam on Monday, October 10, 2011 after a water main break flooded much of the school.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Danielle Heck, an 8th grader, helping clean up Saint Mary's Institute in Amsterdam on Monday, October 10, 2011 after a water main break flooded much of the school.
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Roughly 200 children will get a day off from school today as volunteers and contractors work to dry out Saint Mary’s Institute following a weekend pipe break. School Principal Giovanni Virgiglio Jr. said a security check of video surveillance revealed water gushing out the front door of the building on Sunday morning. Officials believe an as-yet unidentified water main inside the building sprang a leak sometime Saturday evening, he said. Virgiglio said the first floor ...

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