Clover schools delayed due to water main break; residents asked to boil water

CLOVER, S.C. — Schools in the Clover School District were delayed Tuesday because of a water main break overnight, district officials announced.

According to Clover police, the break happened at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and was affecting most of the town. The school district said a 20-foot section of the pipeline was cut on Highway 321 just north of town, near Sandy Rock Road.

The district said the start time for classes Tuesday was delayed by 2 hours. Bus pickup times were also pushed back by 2 hours.

Town officials said most of the town served by the system had lost water pressure, and asked residents to conserve water until the repairs are done and service is restored.

Police said the broken water main is expected to be repaired by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Town officials asked residents to boil their water for drinking or cooking after their water service gets restored.

“When water service is restored, customers should vigorously boil their water for at least one (1) full minute prior to drinking or cooking until otherwise notified by the Town of Clover,” officials said.

The food services department will implement all safety measures for food, the district confirmed.

School officials said the town will likely have a boil notice for two days.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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