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State Of Emergency Declared Due To Boyd County Water Outages

Reported: Jan. 30, 2014 3:34 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 30, 2014 11:28 PM EST
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CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (Heath Harrison) – A state of emergency was declared Thursday in Boyd County due to water outages in Ashland, Catlettsburg and other areas.

A water main break occurred Monday night in the area of Carter Avenue and 25th Street in Ashland. The waterline was valved off late Monday so the tankers could recover.

City officials had hoped to have surface restored by Wednesday, but the process is taking longer than anticipated, due to the strain on the system from the recent cold snap.

Crews are working to fill the area tanks, according to Joe Fliehman, the superintendent at the city’s water processing plant. Fliehman said workers had a productive day and progress was made Thursday and hoped the service could be restored soon.

County officials are asking residents to conserve water while the tanks are being refilled. Water distribution points have been set up in several locations.



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