Water problems in Abbeville have placed the city under a boil advisory and has forced several schools to close.

Mayor Mark Piazza's office says the city is experiencing problems with its water system. There should be more details coming throughout the day.

The following schools will be closed today as a result of the water issue:

  • Abbeville High School
  • J.H. Williams Middle School
  • Herod Elementary School
  • Eaton Park Elementary
  • Vermilion Catholic High School
  • Mt Carmel Elementary School
  • Lighthouse Christian Middle and High Schools

All Vermilion Parish School Board central office personnel are expected to report to work today.

Residents are urged to boil their water for a full minute before consuming or using.