FIRST ON 3: East Columbus HS releasing early after water main break

LAKE WACCAMAW, NC (WWAY) -- East Columbus High School is sending students home early today because of a water main break. Principal Mark Bridgers says the school day will end at 1:30 p.m.

Bridgers says the water system in the Town of Lake Waccamaw experienced a water main break. He says everything has been going fine at the school today, but students will be sent home early as a precaution and all afterschool activities are canceled.

The school will be on its normal schedule tomorrow, Bridgers said. Students will be given bottled water and hand sanitizer in case there are any lingering problems with the water.

The school district says East Columbus High School is the only school affected by the water issue.

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