Water main break prompts cancellation of Sierra College classes

A broken water main on Sierra College’s Rocklin campus late Wednesday morning prompted cancellation of classes for the remainder of the day.

Sue Michaels, campus spokeswoman, said the decision to cancel classes, including Wednesday night classes, was made in the interest of public health and safety. She said staff members were sweeping the campus to make sure all faculty, staff and students were aware of the closure and an email alert also was issued.

The cause of the break has not been determined. Michaels said crews were working to repair the line Wednesday afternoon and classes are expected to resume on Thursday.

Michaels said about 8,000 students are enrolled in summer classes at the Rocklin campus.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy