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Water Problems For Many In Ashland Area

Reported: Jan. 27, 2014 11:03 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 28, 2014 2:41 PM EST
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ASHLAND, Ky. (Dave Benton) - Many people living in the Ashland, Kentucky area were unable to use their water Monday night.

A water main break occurred at the Carter & 25th Streets area, according to Water Plant Supervisor Bill Stambaugh.

The waterline was valved off late Monday so the tankers could recover. Three distribution points are set up around town for people who need water. The Oakview Road parking lot below A.C.T.C. is one site where street department workers are giving out water. The other two sites are at the Water Plant on Winchester and also at Central Park.

Stambaugh says the frigid temperatures are making it tough for water plant crews who are trying to fix the break. "Our crews have been out in this mind-numbing weather trying to everything repaired. Our operators have been working around the clock trying to get as much water out and make it short as possible to restore water to people throughout the area."

The department is asking people living in the Ashland and Westwood areas of Boyd County to conserve water.



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