Stefanik School in Chicopee closed due to water main break

Meadow Street closed from Meetinghouse Rd. to Stedman St.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) –  The Stefanik School on Meadow Street is closed Friday due to a water main break in front of the school.

Chicopee School Superintendent Rick Rege told 22News that the school will be closed for the day.

The break caused a sinkhole that brought down a portion of the roadway, as well as the sidewalk and some of the school’s front lawn. In that sinkhole is a gas line, so Columbia Gas crews have been called-in to shut down the line before any repair work to the hole can begin.

Meadow Street is currently closed between Meetinghouse Road to Stedman Street.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area. Wilk said that repairs will run past noontime, and that section of road could be shut down all day long.