UPDATE: WATER OUTAGE: The water leak in the city of Grambling has been located

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UPDATE: GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD)– The City of Grambling has announced the water leak has been located. They will begin repairs this morning.

According to Mayor Edward Jones Facebook page, the water pressure has begun to build, and will be back to normal within the next 24-48 hours.

UPDATE: GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD) — A city without water and a town searching for the leak.

More than 3 quarters of Grambling residents have been without water for days.

Parts of the city are completely without water, while other parts are experiencing low pressure, and others just have a small amount of water.

Mayor Edward Jones says, “Apparently it was caused by a lightning strike that we had the other morning, and so we’re trying to locate the leak. Some of our water lines are in the woods, so we have Louisiana Rural Water and its team that’s here, they’re using our Public Works team, and we’re trying to locate the leak. So if we can do that, we can resolve the problem and restore water again.”

For now, the Mayor and the city have set up a drive-thru water distribution at the fire station near Grambling’s campus.

Residents can drive through until about 6:00 or 6:30 Wednesday evening. And Thursday morning about 9:00 or 10:00 a.m., if the city is still experiencing low water pressure, then they’re going to start this operation back up again.

The city is hoping this will at least help those who are impacted by this outage to at least cook and bathe.

The city says this water will be free of charge for those who need the water to get through this outage.

GRAMBLING, La. (KTVE/KARD)(May 12, 2021 4:02 p.m.) — The City of Grambling says they are without water after a lightening strike a couple of days ago caused a massive water leak.

They say more than 75% of the city is without water.

The city says they are working to restore the water, but first they have to find the leak, which they say could take days.

Right now, the city says, residents can get bottled water.

The Grambling Mayor says their Public Works Department are working around the clock to get the system back up and running.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you more as it becomes available.

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