Boiler malfunction closes Winfield schools

Heating ductwork is shown branching out to Winfield Elementary School from two mobile boiler trailers rented from a company in Louisville, Ky. The units will temporarily provide heat for the school as its boiler has failed.

WINFIELD - A heating malfunction resulted in all of Winfield City Schools being postponed and delayed last Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 12 and 13.
Many schools across north Alabama announced closures early last week due to wintery conditions. However, the Winfield closures were due to more complex—and costly—circumstances.
During a Winfield Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, Winfield Superintendent of Education Chris Cook told board members that all three schools were closed on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and that crews were currently working to restore heat at the elementary school.
Cook said when Winfield City Schools Maintenance Supervisor and Technician Kevin Norris went to start the boiler on Friday, Nov. 8, the unit gave out.


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