16-inch water main break causes outages across Downtown and South Jackson

16-inch water main break causes outages across Downtown and South Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Several areas of Downtown and South Jackson are without water after a 16-in water main break.

16-inch water main break causes outages across Downtown and South Jackson

According to the City of Jackson, a contractor hit the line on Rankin Street, breaking it.

REPORTED OUTAGES

  • Henley Young Detention Center
  • Wilkins Elementary School
  • Whitten Middle School
  • Wingfield High School
  • USPS on South Street
  • Davita
  • Key Elementary School
  • Jackson Animal Hospital
  • Peeples Middle School
  • Obama Magnet Elementary School
  • CMMC/ Merritt Health
  • Jackson Convention Complex
  • Jackson Police Department headquarters
  • WLBT
  • Entergy
  • Irby Electric
  • Richard Wright Library

Sherwin Johnson with Jackson Public Schools says the district took necessary measures to accommodate students and staff. Merit Health says there is no change in service for the hospital.

The Jackson Fire Department is on standby to assist Henley Young Detention Center if needed.

Updates will go out when they are available.

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