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Water main break Tuesday on Lee Street affects WHS, area homes

Water main breaks on Lee Street near Whiteville High School and at Nance Street have closed water service to the high school and area homes. Crews were on the scene before 9 a.m. Tuesday digging up asphault near the high school and barricading Lee Street, which had already turned icy. Whiteville City Schools Supt. Kenny Garland said that the high school would continue to take students in on the two-hour delay because buses were already on the road. Garland said students would be fed, then a decision made about the rest of the day.
City Emergency Services Director Hal Lowder said the city was assessing the extent of the damage at 9:15 a.m. and would provide an update later in the day.

Garrett Bullock, Jaquan Jones and Ethan Dudney work at the site of the water line break on Lee Street.

Garrett Bullock, Jaquan Jones and Ethan Dudney work at the site of the water line break on Lee Street.

Stuart Rogers