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WV American Water Issues Boil Water Advisory For Portion of Charleston, Kanawha City

Reported: Mar. 6, 2014 4:02 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 6, 2014 4:09 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Bethany Simmons) - West Virginia American Water issued a precautionary boil water advisory Thursday for some customers in the Charleston area.

The first affected area is in Kanawha City and includes the 4500 to 5100 blocks of Noyes Avenue, Staunton Avenue and Virginia Avenue, and 45th Street through 51st Street from Noyes Avenue to Virginia Avenue, the company said. About 50 customers were affected. The advisory was issued after a water main break, which crews were working to repair.

Meanwhile, the water company also ordered a precautionary boil water advisory for the Northgate and Rutledge Road areas of Charleston. The affected streets include Scenic Drive, Mayflower Drive, Deitrick Blvd, Association Drive, Tracy Way, Twilight Drive, Heath Street, High Street, Rutledge Road, Valley Grove, Lacy Hollow, Martin Hollow and Hunter Road.

The company said that advisory was issued after a water main break and subsequent pump failure caused two storage tanks in the area to drain. West Virginia American Water crews have repaired the leak and were working to restore service as quickly as possible.

Affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice.



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