UPDATE: Twiggs County schools reopen Friday

UPDATE 1/16: Twiggs County students will head back to class Friday.

Superintendent Elgin Dixon says results from the waters samples that were sent off to the lab Wednesday, have come back clean.

The city of Jeffersonville has also lifted its boil water advisory.

UPDATE 1/15: Superintendent Elgin Dixon says they sent off water samples to the lab Wednesday afternoon, and will know more Thursday.

He says once the results come back, they’ll make a decision about reopening schools on Friday.

JEFFERSONVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Twiggs County School District canceled classes Tuesday, after being alerted of a water main break.

Superintendent Elgin Dixon says that it was not a water main break, but the district is without water.

According to the city of Jeffersonville, an electrical shortage Monday night caused the automated system to malfunction.

“We will not be able to reopen school within 24 hours of the water being tested as a result of being in contact with the local health department,” Dixon said. “We have to have a plan put in place with the health department.”

The city is asking residents and businesses to boil water until Thursday.

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