UPDATE: 03/11/2017 5:10 PM – Mayor Tony Yarber says all water has been restored in Jackson.
The affected areas are now under a boil water advisory.
We are continuing to follow this story.
UPDATE: 03/11/2017 3:40 PM – Mayor Tony Yarber announced at a news conference that three sections of the broken water main are repaired.
The city held the news conference at Precinct 2 to give updates on the water outage.
The mayor says officials are still several hours away from turning water on, and they do not want to raise any expectations.
There are a series of tests happening at this time to see if the lines hold up.
UPDATE: 03/11/2017 11:07 AM – the City of Jackson tweeted out an update on the water line repair process.
They said contractors worked overnight on the water line repair located on Forest Avenue. Progress is on schedule and the new pipe is ready to go in.
The following picture was tweeted out along with the new information.
Water is still off for many Jackson residents, some residents say they have very low water pressure.
All 3 distribution centers are still handing out water to residents.
WJTV spoke with Mayor Tony Yarber Saturday morning. He says the repairs are on schedule and water is on schedule to be turned back on Sunday afternoon at 3.
The water shutoff is scheduled for 3:00pm today. The City of Jackson is giving one case of water per vehicle to those who go to one of three distribution centers in the city. Distribution will end at 5:00pm today and start again at 8:00am Saturday, March 11, 2017 until supplies run out.
JACKSON, Mississippi (WJTV) The latest on the Jackson water outage (all times local):
Water is shut off for thousands of residents in Jackson, Mississippi as city officials make repairs to a major water line in the city.
Water is expected to be shut off for many through Sunday, March 12th. Following repairs a boil water advisory will be in effect for all of those affected.
City leaders and officials have been preparing residents for weeks to prepare for the outage.