Classes Will Resume Thursday At Panama Schools After Water Main Break Prompts Boil Order

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PANAMA (KFSM) — A boil order has been issued for town of Panama for those living on the east side of Highway 59. This affects about 700 residents, according to emergency manager Michael Davidson.

LeFlore County Emergency Management stated that the order was issued just after 6 p.m. Tuesday evening (March 9) after a water and sewer line break.

Emergency management stated that the water is not safe for consumption, cooking, or hygiene. The boil order is in effect until further notice.

According to the superintendent of Panama Schools, classes were canceled, Wednesday (March 9) due to the boil order. Davidson said classes will resume on Thursday (March 10). They will be dropping off bottled water to the school in the morning.

The boil order will be lifted as soon as DEQ testing confirms the water is safe and crews have finished repairs. Those results are expected to be in early Thursday.

Customers on the west side of Highway 59 are not affected.

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