Petersburg preschool to reopen after ‘strong odor’ detected in building

Petersburg preschool to reopen after ‘strong odor’ detected in building
Petersburg City Public Schools (Source: Petersburg City Public Schools)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A Petersburg preschool was closed on Thursday due to a “strong odor” affecting parts of the building that will be open on Friday, Nov. 1.

Westview Early Childhood Education Center was closed on Oct. 31 so crews could work on finding and getting rid of the odor.

“We called in professional odor detection companies to Westview, and they have determined that the school is clear of any environmental concerns. Among the steps taken at Westview to eliminate the odor were increasing ventilation and clearing the HVAC system. Westview is ready for staff members and students to return to teaching and learning,” a school spokesperson said.

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