(KMOV.com) Classes in the Normandy School District are canceled Friday after a boil order was issued.
The Missouri American Water requested their customers located in the UMSL area to boil their water as a precautionary measure due to a large water main break Thursday evening.
This precautionary boil advisory applies to approximately 2,200 Missouri American Water customers living in parts of Bel Ridge, Belle Rive, Bel Nor, Normandy and St. John. It includes the University of Missouri, St. Louis Campus.
Click here to see a map of the affected area. Generally the area is defined by the following roads.
· South of Highway 70
· East of Highway 170
· North of St. Charles Rock Road
· West of Bel Aire
Customers in the affected area will be notified by phone when the advisory is lifted. Updates can also be found on the website as well as the company’s Facebook page.
Customers in the precautionary boil water advisory area should bring their water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Tap water is okay for washing/bathing.
The precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect until water quality samples confirm that the water remains safe for consumption. Officials plan for the advisory to be lifted by Friday afternoon.
Transfer students who take a bus out of the district still have school.