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Sewage pump malfunction causes flooding at middle school in Kelso

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KELSO, WA (KPTV) -

A sewage pump malfunction led to flooding at Coweeman Middle School in Kelso.

The malfunction occurred overnight and was discovered early Wednesday morning.

Five classrooms and more than 100 lockers were in the affected area.

Cleanup efforts began as soon as the damage was discovered and before students arrived for the day.

Carpets and surface areas were cleaned and disinfected. Air filtration devices were also put in place.

All classes in C Hall, where the flooding occurred, were moved to other available classroom spaces.

The hallway will remain sealed off to staff and students for further cleaning and repairs.

Administrators said national restoration standards are being followed and the process is expected to take several weeks to complete.

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