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Jackson working to repair water mains

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. says the total number of water main breaks has risen to 106, of which 67 have been repaired.

The cities of Ridgeland, Madison, Greenville and Hattiesburg are sending workers to Jackson to assist the city with repairing the breaks. J

Johnson said Monday that the subfreezing temperatures over the past five days caused the water lines breaks and about 22 million gallons to spill around the city. As a result, Jackson residents found their water service gone or slowed to a trickle.

State government offices closed for a second day Tuesday. The Legislature remains in session. Portable toilets were brought in Monday.

Local schools also remained closed Tuesday.

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