Stewart County Schools close due to issues at sewage storage facility

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STEWART COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Stewart County Schools decided to close Wednesday after a problem at a sewage storage facility that services the district.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation asked the entire district to close as a precaution.

The sewage facility is located near Stewart County High School. A district representative told News 2 the issue is affecting four nearby buildings.

The district called the closing an unforeseen circumstance and apologized for the short notice.

Crews working to dig a nearby pond reportedly hit a sewage line, causing the issue.