Crews are working to repair a water main break in Shreveport's Caddo Heights on Mansfield Road and Corbitt Street.
It happened around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.
Along with several nearby businesses, the break left the Caddo School Board office nearby on Midway Avenue without running water, where staff and parents are preparing for the first day of school on Monday.
Water was brought in for drinking and flushing toilets.
Repairs are expected to take a couple of hours. The road remains open.