DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say water pressure is beginning to return to parts of a Georgia county after a major water main break shut down schools and businesses in a large part of metro Atlanta.
DeKalb County authorities said Wednesday afternoon that crews had isolated the break just northeast of Atlanta, and that water pressure was slowly being restored throughout the county.
The massive water main break sent water gushing across a major highway, and led to low water pressure for miles (kilometers) around. Low water supplies led to several businesses closing and prompted more than 100 schools to send more than 100,000 students home Wednesday.
Authorities say the break occurred in a transmission main in the Doraville area, but its effects were felt throughout the county’s water system