Fri., April 26, 2013 9:52am (EDT)

Water Woes Prompt School Closures
By Associated Press
Updated: 12 months ago

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga.  —  
Authorities say students in one Georgia county will get an unexpected three-day weekend due to water problems in their schools. Twiggs County schools are closed Friday. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/2881872151/>Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr</a>.)
Authorities say students in one Georgia county will get an unexpected three-day weekend due to water problems in their schools. Twiggs County schools are closed Friday. (Photo Courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik via Flickr.)
Authorities say students in one Georgia county will get an unexpected three-day weekend due to water problems in their schools.

Twiggs County schools are closed Friday.

The school system says the closure was prompted by a local water issue.

The Macon newspaper reports that the school system ordered the closure as a precaution because problems with the city water system could affect the schools' ability to flush toilets, wash hands and prepare meals for the students.