Raw sewage backs up into Cleveland High School

Problem linked to a main sewer line blockage, school officials said

Grover Cleveland High School, 3400 SE 26th Avenue, in Portland, April 30, 2015 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Classes and all after-school activities were canceled at Cleveland High School Tuesday afternoon after raw sewage backed up and caused a shutdown of the water system.

A note from Principal Tammy O’Neill said the school was closed immediately “because a suspected main sewer line blockage has resulted in raw sewage back-up and a water system shutdown.”

O’Neill said they’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible

The closure included the athletic and evening events at the school, but any away athletic events remain scheduled.

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it develops.