COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - Lightning struck a water main in Covington forcing officials to put out a boil water advisory in the area.
According to Julie Williams, office manager for St. Tammany Water Works District 2, the boil advisory is in effect for the area around Military Road between Wilson and Oswald. No other areas in Covington are affected by this advisory.
DHH is performing tests to make sure the water is safe to use and will release those results as soon as possible.
Until then, residents are encouraged to boil water for one full minute in a clean container. The one-minute boil time begins after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.