UPDATE: Repairs to DeKalb water main to be finished overnight

Crews have blocked part of the road between Glenrose Drive and Midvale Road.

A water main leak early Tuesday morning caused DeKalb County to vacate a middle school, as officials warned some homes could see brown water.

The leak on the 4-foot water main was discovered about 5:45 a.m. on Henderson Mill Road between Glenrose Drive and Midvale Road, which is near Tucker and the Northlake area, the county said in a statement.

Up the street, at Henderson Middle School, students were relocated to Tucker Middle School for the day, DeKalb County School District said in a statement. Some students were picked up by their parents.

Crews have isolated the leaks and repairs have begun. Parts of Henderson Mill Road will close during the work.

Channel 2 Action News reported the school was without water.


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If homes in the immediate vicinity experience brown water, residents should run their faucets until the water is clear, the county said. Neighbors told the news station they have little to no water.

Repairs are expected to continue overnight and be completed by about 1 a.m., the county said Tuesday afternoon.


Also this week, drivers should be aware that county crews will close two of the four lanes on Columbia Drive, between McKenzie Drive and South Columbia Place near Belvedere Park, this Wednesday and Thursday. Crews are conducting sewer main inspections and repairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

You can expect delays in both directions; traffic safety workers will be on hand to usher drivers past the repairs.

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