Three Lexington County schools cancel class after water line break

Three Lexington County schools canceled their day Tuesday after a water line broke, according to a Tweet from the Cayce Department of Public Safety.

Classes were canceled for the rest of the day at Cayce Elementary, Busbee Creative Arts Academy and the Lexington Two Innovation Center, according to the tweet.

High school students at the Innovation Center will be sent back to their schools, according to a statement from the Lexington Two School District. Cayce and Busbee students will need to be picked up by parents or they will be sent home on the bus.

Parents were notified of the closure at about 9:15 a.m.

After the water main broke, a road near the schools, which is “key for transportation” was flooded and compromised, according to a statement posted on Cayce Elementary’s website.

Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.