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Barbour expands emergency call to several counties

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has expanded a state of emergency that was declared after severe weather caused water problems in the city of Jackson.

The declaration now includes Carroll, Claiborne, Hinds, Lauderdale, Panola, Quitman, Tippah, Tunica, Warren and Wayne counties. A release from Barbour's office said Friday recent below-freezing temperatures had caused substantial damage to water and road systems.

The state of emergency was initially issued on Jan. 11 for Jackson. The city has been without water pressure for nearly a week.

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