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Some Fort Hill Residents Could Be Without Water Four Or Five Hours After Water Main Break

Reported: Jan. 28, 2014 11:41 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 28, 2014 2:16 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Chris Williams, Jeff Morris) -- West Virginia American Water Co. crews said water was shut off to Sheridan Circle in Fort Hill Tuesday afternoon and surrounding areas after a water main break.

Water was pouring from the break on Sheridan Circle Tuesday morning at a rate of 500 gallons a minute until it was shut off, water company officials said. The water poured into a resident's garage at 311 McKinley Ave. The resident knocked down a retaining wall so the water would drain off his property.

Crews on the scene estimated at 1 p.m. that the water could be turned off for four or five hours.




CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Jeff Morris) -- A water main break occurred in Fort Hill Tuesday morning in Charleston, and water was reportedly flowing into a residence, Metro 911 said.

The water main break occurred at 215 Sheridan Circle, and was reportedly flowing into a residence at 311 McKinley Ave., an emergency dispatcher said.

Charleston police and fire units were responding. No injuries were reported.



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