Publicado: Vie, Marcha 09, 2018
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Water main break closes Buford Highway, schools, homes, businesses impacted

Water main break closes Buford Highway, schools, homes, businesses impacted

With no water coming out of faucets in DeKalb County, bottled water could soon become a hot commodity in the area.

The roadway is closed at the intersection of Longmire Way.

Thousands of gallons of water poured across Buford Highway just northeast of I-285 in the early morning hours of March 7, the result of a break in a 48-inch transmission water main.

The outage seems to be somewhat isolated, as DeKalb County Schools noted that 15 of it's schools were affected and that students would be transferred to other schools if water wasn't restored.

The road closure has also forced all schools in Decatur to run on a 2-hour delay.

Water was flowing across Buford Highway - a major artery through metro Atlanta - since before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, WSB-TV reported.

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Middle schools- 12:15 p.m.

Now, officials are saying they hope to stabilize the water pressure system, open back up Buford Highway and restore all water within 24 hours.

"The health and safety of our students is always the top priority". They will also cover sinks and water fountains to keep them from being used as the system is flushed.

Over on the Oakhurst Facebook Message Board, Decatur residents are reporting low pressure to no water at all. Residents are also being advised to conserve water.

CBS46's Daniel Wilkerson snapped this picture of a storage building that has about an inch or two of standing water around the whole facility. Eight water tankers were being brought to the county to supply water for fire protection and to provide some water at area hospitals, authorities said.

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