Water restored to 5 Jefferson County schools

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Water service was restored Monday afternoon to five Jefferson County schools which lost it earlier in the day, forcing the schools to close earlier.

Nez Calhoun of the Jefferson County School system said water service was restored Monday afternoon to Brookville Elementary, Hillview Elementary, Crumly Chapel Elementary, Bottenfield Middle, and Minor High schools.

Calhoun said the schools will open Tuesday morning on a normal schedule.

A 16-inch water main cracked around 2 a.m. Monday, cutting water service to nearly 300 customers in Graysville, Adamsville and Pratt City, and keeping the schools from being able to serve lunch.  Students were sent home at 11:15 a.m.  The Birmingham Water Works said it had the pipe repaired around 1 p.m. Monday.