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Unexpected repair work underway at Mount Greylock Regional

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WILLIAMSTOWN — While orchestrating the closing of schools and launching to-go meals because of the coronavirus, Mount Greylock Regional School District also has been coordinating unexpected building repairs.

On March 6, a T-joint on a 3-inch water main pipe failed in a wall. That break allowed water to gush into the guidance department suite and the adjacent bathroom area at Mount Greylock Regional School. Despite a quick shutoff, the offices, including paper files and records stored there, incurred some water damage.

On March 13, the middle and high school also was confronted with an act of vandalism. Someone shoved "an excessive amount of paper towels" a toilet in a boys bathroom, which clogged a sewer line and added to the frustrations during an already trying time.

This week, Superintendent Kimberley Grady offered The Eagle some good news. The toilet drains were successfully unclogged and materials are on their way to complete the water main repairs near the guidance department.

As to finding the culprit or culprits of the toilet clogging, Grady said via email, "The principal had begun to start the investigation process but now school is closed. This will reconvene when we reopen."

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