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Schools in East Texas city expected to reopen Thursday after water service interruption

Schools in one East Texas city were closed Wednesday due to a problem with the city's water service.

It was at the intersection of Highway 59 and Hickory Street in Queen City, TX that a car hit a fire hydrant, damaging a major water line for the city.

Queen City Mayor Harold Martin said the accident caused a decrease in water pressure for 700 customers including the Queen City School District. By noon workers were able to make temporary repairs and get the water pressure back to normal.

"We never did completely run out of water today and the biggest thing was that you just had a trickle of water," Martin said. "The schools closed because it was not enough water to maintain their operation."

A spokeswoman for the school district said she expect students to return to school Thursday morning. If that changes, parents will be notified by the district's telephone alert system, she said.

Meanwhile, residents do not have to boil their water before drinking it.

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