UPDATE: The boil water notice for the City of Arp has been lifted.


A boil water notice is now in place and schools are canceled due to a water main break in the city of Arp.

City officials say a contractor hit the main line, causing the outage, and have issued a boil water notice in response.

To make sure all harmful bacteria in water is destroyed, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be brought to a vigorous boil and cooled before consuming.

Instead of boiling, people can also buy bottled water or get water from another suitable source.

Arp schools are closing early as well due to the outage. Contact the school for more information about bus schedules and pick up times.