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Boil Water Advisory Issued After Water Main Break In Huntington

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 15, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 15, 2014 12:49 PM EDT
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Boil Water Advisory
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair a water main break in Huntington that has led to a precautionary boil advisory for some customers.

The boil water advisory is for customers on Ninth Avenue from 20th to 22nd streets and on 21st Street from 8th Avenue to 9th Avenue in Huntington, according to a news release from the water company.

Water company spokeswoman Laura Jordan said it was a 12-inch line that was installed in 1928 that broke. The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday.

While there is an open hole where the break occurred, the gas company wants to do some maintenance work in that area. Jordan said the work is expected to be completed and the intersection is expected to be back open about 6 p.m.

Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing, showering and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use. The water company said customers may experience low water pressure or no water until repairs are complete.



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