Sunday, December 28, 2014

Water main break cancels morning practice

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- This morning's Eagles training camp practice was canceled due to a water main break near the practice fields at Lehigh University. The water main break happened sometime overnight at the A. Haigh Cundey Varsity House, which is located right next to the Whitehead Football Practice Fields on Lehigh's Goodman Campus, an Eagles spokesman said. Eagles equipment manager John Hatfield, the first one at the fields this morning, discovered the break around 5 a.m. The building serves as the Eagles locker room. Without water, there are no showers and the training staff can not properly treat players. Also, the water spilled onto the adjacent practice fields, causing significant flooding in some areas. Crews are working now in an attempt to fix the water main and bring the fields up to playing shape. The Eagles remain scheduled to practice at 2:45 p.m. today, but if the water main is not repaired by then, that practice will also be canceled. An announcement will be made later today. It does give the players a reprieve. Since the entire team reported, the Eagles have practiced on eight straight mornings.

Water main break cancels morning practice

Morning practice was cancelled at Lehigh today due to a water main break. ( Steven M. Falk / Daily News )
Morning practice was cancelled at Lehigh today due to a water main break. ( Steven M. Falk / Daily News )

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- This morning's Eagles training camp practice was canceled due to a water main break near the practice fields at Lehigh University.

The water main break happened sometime overnight at the A. Haigh Cundey Varsity House, which is located right next to the Whitehead Football Practice Fields on Lehigh's Goodman Campus, an Eagles spokesman said.

Eagles equipment manager John Hatfield, the first one at the fields this morning, discovered the break around 5 a.m.

The building serves as the Eagles locker room. Without water, there are no showers and the training staff can not properly treat players.

Also, the water spilled onto the adjacent practice fields, causing significant flooding in some areas. Crews are working now in an attempt to fix the water main and bring the fields up to playing shape.

The Eagles remain scheduled to practice at 2:45 p.m. today, but if the water main is not repaired by then, that practice will also be canceled. An announcement will be made later today.

It does give the players a reprieve. Since the entire team reported, the Eagles have practiced on eight straight mornings.

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