MARK MANICONE/The Lancaster News
LCWSD workers dig around an 8-inch water main that burst Friday morning, canceling classes at Andrew Jackson middle and high schools. There was also another leak in the same water main farther up Highway 521. About a 20-foot section of pipe had to be replaced in this section of line.
Ruptured water main shuts both AJ schools

Two water-main breaks along U.S. 521 shut down Andrew Jackson middle and high schools Friday morning, after both schools were left without water.
District Safety Director Bryan Vaughn said students were dismissed at 10:30 a.m., and parents were notified via the Remind app.
“There’s just no way we can operate without water, so we made the decision to let students out early,” Vaughn said.
The first break was about a third of a mile north of the schools on U.S. 521, and the second break was about a quarter of a mile south of AJHS.