JES spared of damage after sprinkler line bursts

The extreme cold temperatures over the holiday weekend did a number on various pipes around the county and in one case, the Russell County School System was spared of major damages when a sprinkler line in the generator room at Jamestown Elementary School burst on Christmas Day.

According to Superintendent Michael Ford, the water from the burst line went outside and later that day the water was shut off.

School maintenance crews repaired the pipe on Monday.