Water pressure dropped dramatically in the late morning on Tuesday. It was reported to be caused by a water leak on US 71 near Dairy Queen. Town Hall said the leak was repaired and the water pressure was building back up on the town system.
Schools were dismissed about noon and the busses were called to carry the students home. The school district put out this message:
Due to a Town of Coushatta water outage, we are dismissing schools today at 1:00pm. Car riders may be picked up beginning at 1:00pm. Buses will load shortly thereafter and begin their routes. Please call your child’s school if they are not home within the expected time. The Town expects adequate water service will be restored later this evening. Schools will be open tomorrow unless otherwise notified. We apologize for any inconvenience that this early dismissal may have caused.
The low water pressure did not prevent firefighters from battling a structure fire on Ringgold Avenue. See separate article in this edition of The Journal.
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