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Flushing the problem

School maintenance watched as Moorcroft Public Works crew flushed out the storm drain beneath the MK-8 playground early Monday morning. The town crew hooked a hose to the nearby hydrant west of the building and flushed the pit as the operator of the town’s vac-truck controlled the large vacuum hose, dislodging and clearing out debris and closing the hole before children arrive to start the day.

According to school maintenance supervisor Steve Gary, when the playground was installed several years ago, the drain near the slide beneath the rubberized ground cover was apparently pinched by the con...

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