29 Detroit public schools closed Friday due to continued boil water advisory

A pot of water prepared to boil.
A pot of water prepared to boil.

DETROIT – More than two dozen Detroit schools have been closed tomorrow due to a boil water advisory affecting parts of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park, officials announced Thursday night.

Officials said 29 Detroit public schools will be closed on Friday.

"Due  to the continuation of the  Boil Water Advisory, the District has decided to take further precautionary measures and to close school tomorrow, Friday, March 3." officials said in a statement. 

The Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has listed the following schools in the closure:

1. Blackwell Institute
2. Ben Carson
3. Bunche
4. Burton International
5. Carstens
6. Cass Technical High
7. Chrysler
8. Davison Elementary
9. Davis Aerospace @ Golightly
10. Detroit Collegiate Preparatory
11. Detroit Lions
12. Detroit International Academy for Young Women
13. Detroit School of Arts
14. Douglass, Frederick
15. Durfee
16. GEE White Academy Pre-K
17. Golightly Career Tech Center
18. Golightly Ed Center
19. Holmes, A.L.
20. Hutchinson@ Howe
21. Keidan
22. King High School
23. Marcus Garvey
24. Marshall, T.
25. Moses Field
26. Nichols
27. Robeson/Malcom X
28. Spain
29. Thirkell

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department said the water is safe for washing hands when used with soap, but the water shouldn't be used for drinking or cooking. Water in these schools can't be consumed over the next 48 hours unless it's boiled first.

Officials said a temporary drop in water pressure could have caused a potential bacterial contamination in the water system.

The boil water advisory is for the area south of McNichols to the Detroit River and east of Linwood to Conner.

Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout the environment. Measures are being undertaken to correct the situation.

For more on what you should do during a boil water advisory, click here.

VIEW: Full list of updated closures here.