Barbour orders state offices closed for third day

Gove. Haley Barbour has ordered state offices in Jackson to remain closed today due to the continuing lack of water pressure citywide.

Barbour urged agency heads to decide whether key personnel in their agencies should report to work and to notify them accordingly; otherwise, state offices in Jackson will be closed, the governor's office said in a press release.

State offices have been closed since Monday when broken water lines disrupted service, causing a threat to health and safety.

State offices in Jackson will be without water service today and state computer servers, which use a water cooling system to avoid over-heating, will be shut down.