Precautionary boil water advisory in effect for Andrews after some Georgetown Co. schools dismiss early

ANDREWS, SC (WCSC) - A boil water advisory is in effect for Andrews as a precaution after a water main break Wednesday night.

Andrews Mayor Frank McClary says the break has been repaired and the advisory is simply precautionary.

The advisory means Andrews residents should boil their water for at least one minute prior to drinking or cooking. Any ice made from water that has not been boiled should not be used for drinking purposes.

A few schools in Georgetown County dismissed early Thursday because of the issue.

Crews were trying to install sewer pipe on the property of Agro America when they hit a water main and caused a break, according to Andrews mayor Frank McClary.

Andrews Elementary, Rosemary Middle School and Andrews High School all dismissed at 10:15 a.m. because of the lack of water in Andrews.

McClary said the break happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday night and some people are experiencing low pressure while others are complete without water.

"Buses will be leaving the schools on their routes beginning at 10:15 a.m.," the district said in a statement. "Parents who want to can pick up their children at school. Walkers, car riders, and student drivers will be dismissed at 10:15 a.m. School facilities will remain open for those who need to make arrangements to pick up their children until everyone been safely released."

The district expects the schools will reopen on Friday.

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