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Overton residents urged to boil water; School pushed back 2 hours

Overton residents urged to boil water; School pushed back 2 hours
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 9:12pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 9:17pm

OVERTON — A boil water notice is in effect for the City of Overton until further notice.

Officials say a major water break occurred on Cohagen Street at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when a ten-inch water line split down the middle.

The line leads directly to the water tower which feeds the middle of the city.

Plans called for the water line to be repaired sometime Wednesday evening.

Officials said the work would involve bleeding the lines and taking out air.

They say water may have to be boiled until Thursday morning.

The start of school will also be delayed tomorrow.

Overton school officials tell KETK that all Overton schools will start 2 hours later than usual.

Buses for the district will also run 2 hours later.

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