Brownsville City Officials Still Searching For Source
Darren Doyle, story:
Edmonson County Schools will be closed today due to some sort of water leak in Brownsville that has not yet been found.
Superintendent of Schools Brian Alexander said that there is no water at the EC 5/6 Center and a very diminished supply at ECHS and ECMS.
"We'll have to close schools today because of this," he said. "This will not be an NTI day so we will make this up later in the year."
Brownsville Mayor Jerry Meredith said crews have been searching for the leak throughout a good portion of last night through the early morning hours but have had no success in finding the source.
"We've looked everywhere," he said. "We discovered an issue last night around 7PM. Our supply tank for the city is empty. It's basically the process of walking and looking for water so the rain last night didn't help. We're advising everyone in the Brownsville city limits south of the river to boil your water if you have any now and after water service is restored. We have reinforcements coming in to help and we're doing all we can at this time."
Sheriff Shane Doyle said that the Edmonson County Courthouse and the Sheriff's Office will be closed today as a result; however, law enforcement officers are still on duty.
The Edmonson County Attorney’s Office will also be closed today.