TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WATE) — The water boil advisory issued in the city of Tellico Plains has been lifted, a social media post made by the city said.
The city wrote on Facebook Tuesday afternoon that the city’s water system was back up and running after pumps were damaged during flooding. However, residents were advised to boil their water, “for a few days to be on the safe side.”
Thursday around noon, the city said the State Lab tests revealed that there had not been any contamination to the water system, so the advisory was lifted.
“Because of the blessings of donated supplies, we will continue to be passing out wster and cleaning supplies.” The city wrote.
Thursday morning, the city had not heard back from the State Lab on their water results. They and were still asking people to boil their water.
The Tellico Plains area was heavily impacted by flooding after heavy rains on Monday. The Cherohala Skyway at mile marker 4.5 was closed Tuesday after part of the roadway was washed away by flooding. Several other roads were forced to close.
Monroe County Schools announced that Tellico Plains area schools would be closed Wednesday, citing flooding and impacted water supply.
The city also shared that a fund was set up at the People’s Bank Tellico branch for people wishing to donate and that a committee has been set up to handle the distribution of funds.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.