San Carlos schools closed Tuesday due to water main break 

A water main burst on a campus shared by three San Carlos schools Monday night, sending a plume of water 40 feet in the air and forcing the closure of the three schools this morning, a school principal said.

Staff at the school noticed the broken water main on the schools' campus at 750 Dartmouth Ave. between 10:30 and 11 p.m.

The campus is shared by Tierra Linda Middle School, San Carlos Charter Learning Center and Edison Montessori School.

Tierra Linda principal John Nazar said a 6-inch hole broke in the line, sending the water spurting into the air and flooding the school's parking lot.

A custodian working that night managed to sandbag classrooms to prevent the water from spreading inside and it appears there was no damage to the buildings, Nazar said.

But it took a few hours to shut off the gushing water and the schools were left without water service today. Without working restrooms or the capacity to deal with a fire, Nazar said school officials decided to keep the school closed for today.

Repairs are expected to be completed sometime today and the school will reopen Wednesday, Nazar said.

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