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A clogged drain caused water to collect on the roof of St. Mary's. The weight of the collected water eventually tore a hole in the roof and collapsed about at 15 by 25 foot section of the roof, which funneled the collected water into the building. (Submitted Photo)

Water floods St. Mary's Catholic School building


MORRIS – Crews are working to start drying out the St. Mary’s Catholic School building after around 157,000 gallons of water flooded the building over the weekend, causing significant damage to all levels of the school.

The water – weighing an estimated 1.3 million pounds – collected on the roof of the building because a drain was plugged by an empty wine bottle.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.