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Water Testing Forces Change Of Venue For High School Basketball Game

Reported: Jan. 31, 2014 11:00 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 31, 2014 11:25 PM EST
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BUFFALO, W.Va. (Stefano Dipietrantonio) -- In Putnam County, the water testing results forced Friday night's basketball game between Buffalo High School and the Cameron Dragons to be moved to Hurricane.

It was the second time Buffalo has had bad results with their testing.

Kids were sent home once already based on tainted water results.

Thankfully, Hurricane did not have a game Friday, so their gym was available.

The school had to call the Cameron Dragons, who were already en route.

Buffalo High School coach Chuck Elkins was frustrated, getting the message about an hour before school let out that all activities at the school are suspended.

"So from 1:15 to 2:30, it was a mad scramble, calling every school in the country, trying to find a place to play," he said.

Cameron was already on the road and within an hour of arriving.

Elkins said they had already been bussing students to Hurricane for practice three days a week.

Buffalo and the other four schools with failing test results will undergo another round of flushing before more tests are done.

Until then, it's bottled water only.



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