Frigid temps responsible for flooded DC middle school

The cold weather is to blame for a flooded D.C. middle school in Southeast D.C.

Officials say Kramer Middle School is without electricity and gas after water flooded the basement overnight.

Utility crews were in front of the school early Tuesday morning working to repair the gas break. They believe a pipe burst in the boiler room of the school caused the flooding.

D.C. Public Schools were already closed on Tuesday and students are set to return to class on Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, the school system said in a statement that the school will be open on Wednesday morning:

Safety is DC Public Schools' top priority. Earlier today, Kramer Middle School experienced issues related to the cold weather. Those issues have been addressed, and the school will be open tomorrow morning. We will continue to communicate with families about any other issues related to the weather.