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Repairs Expected Wednesday Evening In Putnam Water Main Break

Reported by: Send eMail Roger Harvey
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 3, 2014 4:53 AM EDT
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Bancroft , Putnam County , West Virginia

Repairs to a water main break that occurred near Bancroft on Route 62 in Putnam County should be finished about 6 p.m. Wednesday, a West Virginia American Water Co. spokeswoman said.

About 20 customers were affected by the break that happened after a 16-inch water main burst about 2 p.m., water company spokeswoman Laura Jordan said. The incident was called in by a water company employee.

Another water company employee, along with the Division of Highways and Bancroft Fire Department, were sent to the scene.

The water main was shut off within an hour.




Putnam 911 said a water main break occurred Wednesday afternoon on Route 62 in Bancroft, and water at one point was reportedly shooting 50 feet into the air.

One lane remained shut down after the break as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, and an emergency dispatcher said the lane could be shut down for an extended period of time because the water had affected soil underneath the road.

The Bancroft Fire Department, the Division of Highways and West Virginia American Water were all sent to the scene.

Laura Jordan, a spokeswoman for the water company, said about 1:45 p.m. that an employee was sent out to check a report on the water main break.

Putnam 911 said it was told by the water company that some homes will experience water problems, but had no additional information where the problems will occur.



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