DeKalb Schools releasing students early due to water main break

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Massive water main break in DeKalb County A water main break in DeKalb County has been causing flooding on Buford Highway since before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond said the 48" break was a result of a structural failure. The break is impacting schools, hospitals, restaurants and other services across the county, which is under a boil water advisory. DeKalb County schools announced early dismissal and City Schools of Decatur will remain closed. Emory University's Druid Hills campus clos

DeKalb County School District is releasing students early after a water-main break caused water pressure issues at many of the district's schools.

District officials said elementary school student are being released at 10 a.m., high school students at 11:15 and middle school students at 12:15 p.m.

The WSB 24-hour Traffic Center said a water main break caused flooding on Buford Highway in Doraville, just north of Interstate 285 in DeKalb County. Water had been flowing onto the highway since before 4:30 Wednesday morning. A boil water advisory is in effect in the area surrounding the break.

Students immediately took to social media to complain there was no water at their school when they arrived.

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