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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - -

Authorities say the east Mississippi town of Quitman is experiencing low water pressure, likely due to record cold temperatures in recent days.

Clarke County Emergency Management Director Eddie Ivy says Wednesday that the motor went out on the main well and the backup system doesn't appear to be working properly.

Ivy says crews are assessing the situation and working on repairing the system.

He says the schools, hospital and nursing home in Quitman either have bottled water available or backup water systems.

Residents are being urged to conserve water, and a boil-water notice is expected.

Quitman is a town of about 2,300 residents, roughly 25 miles south of Meridian.

Mississippi has been experiencing extreme cold temperatures, but it's expected to warm to above freezing during the day on Wednesday.

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