Michael F. Devine, Superintendent
180 Harborview Road
Hull, MA 02045
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Hull’s Memorial Middle School to Remain Open, Despite Temporary Gas Cutoff
HULL — Superintendent Michael F. Devine reports that the gas at Memorial Middle School has been temporarily cut off while an old pipe is replaced.
A National Grid worker was painting an exterior gas pipe to the school on Tuesday, when she discovered that the pipe was in need of repair. A National Grid inspector came to the school, and determined that the pipe will need to be replaced.
In order to replace the pipe, gas has been temporarily shut off at Memorial Middle School, and is expected to be back on within 48 hours.
At no time was there any risk of danger to students or staff at the school.
After a consultation between the Hull Pubic Schools and the Hull Board of Health, it was determined that the district will be able to keep the Middle School open during the repairs. The water is still running at the school, and while hot water is unavailable bottles of hand sanitizer will be placed in every bathroom.
As a result of the repairs, gas and hot water is temporarily unavailable in the building. The school’s food service provider, Witsons, will be cooking meals at another school and transporting them to the facility until gas is restored.
Hull Public School officials will notify parents and guardians once gas service to the building is turned back on.