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Crews repairing flooding damage at middle school in Sandy

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Posted at 6:17 PM, Jul 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-31 20:17:57-04

SANDY, Utah – Crews worked to clean up a middle school in Sandy after a sprinkler pipe burst Wednesday morning and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

The break caused flooding, and water came past the doors on the lower level of the school.

A mechanical room and several classrooms sustained damage due to the 4-6 inches of water that pooled up inside.

Jennifer Toomer with Canyons School District said the water was even deeper in some spots.

“It slopes down, so there was significant amounts of water, maybe 18 inches that had pooled right up right next to the stage, and the stage also had some water damage too," she said.

Fire investigators estimated the damages to be about $500,000, but school officials said they won't know the full extent until they've spoken with insurance adjustors.

Officials said they will work to ensure the school is ready to open its doors to students on the first day of school, which is August 20. FOX 13 News' Tamara Vaifanua was at the scene Thursday, see the video above for her report.