Water Main Breach Creates Far-Reaching Problems

Thursday's water main break along the East Loop at Cullen is causing problems as far west as the Energy Corridor.

Schools and businesses are shut down - including the Houston, Channelview, and Galena Park ISD's - and select campuses in both the Fort Bend and Humble ISD's. UH Downtown and University of St. Thomas have also cancelled Friday classes. Harris County Courts are closed, and jury service today has been cancelled.

Mayor Sylvester Turner says Houston Public Works crews worked through the night to close off the ruptured 96-inch pipe, and water pressure will remain low throughout the city...

"I anticipate that you will probably have to boil water in the City of Houston for the next 24-hours, if you're part of the Houston Water System... That does not include Kingwood, for example, or Clear Lake.

Here is the updated list from Ready Harris.org:

Courts (closures for Friday 2/28/20):

All Harris County Courts

Schools (closures for Friday 2/28/20):

Houston Community College: Coleman, Felix Fraga, Central, Eastside, Northeast, Northline, and the District Office

University of Houston

University of Houston-Downtown (including LSC Kingwood and LSC CyFair)

University of St. Thomas

Texas Southern University: delayed start of 10:00am

Aldine ISD

Alief ISD (High School sports events will occur as scheduled)

Channelview ISD

Fort Bend ISD (select campuses:)

Galena Park ISD

Houston ISD

Humble ISD (select campuses)

Pasadena ISD

Sheldon ISD

Spring Branch ISD

KIPP: All campuses

Houston Heights Charter School

Beatrice Mayes Charter School

Meyer Park Charter School

George Sanchez Charter School

University of Houston Charter School

Healthcare (closures for Friday 2/28/20):

Harris Health System: Smith Clinic, Quentin Mease, Ben Taub Tower Clinics, LBJ Outpatient Center, Ambulatory Surgical Center at LBJ are CLOSED; all elective surgeries at LBJ Hospital are cancelled.

Harris Health System: Riverside Dialysis, Kirby, Holly Hall and Central Fill locations are OPEN.

Harris County (closures for Friday 2/28/20)

All Harris County buildings located within the downtown area will be OPEN with the exception of:

Harris County Courts will be closed

All Harris County employees should check with their supervisors about reporting to work downtown

Harris County Voting Centers (closed until further notice)

Houston Community College-Southeast (6960 Rustic St., Houston 77087)

Other (closures for Friday 2/28/20)

Houston Zoo

Houston Museum of Natural Science

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