Emergency Declared in Jackson Over Water Outage

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Gov. Haley Barbour Monday declared a state of emergency in the city of Jackson because numerous water line breaks have shut down water service, forcing closing of schools and businesses.

Officials say the problem was caused by a water main bursting overnight.

State offices closed and non-essential state workers in Jackson were sent home Monday. Offices were to reopen Tuesday, unless otherwise notified.

Jackson schools and Jackson State University closed, as did some businesses.

Also, there was no water at the state Capitol as lawmakers returned for the second week of the 2010 Legislative session.

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  • by Chuck Location: Raymond on Jan 12, 2010 at 03:30 AM
    It's pretty bad when I can see a water tower from my house, but I got no water. Typical Jackson Mississipi; backward, broke, broke down and mis managed.
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