WSAZ | Charleston, West Virginia | News

Washington Street Back Open in Charleston after Water Main Break

More Video...

UPDATE 1/8/14 @ 5:40 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Washington Street in Charleston is back open after a water main break early Wednesday morning.

The break happened about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Washington and Clendenin streets.

Crews with West Virginia American Water say there was a break in a 12-inch pipe.

They had to drill through about 5 to 6 feet of frozen ground to get to the pipe.

Overall, it took about 13 hours to replace it and make any necessary repairs.

The road reopened just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.



UPDATE 1/8/14 @ 7:25 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's going to take a while to repair a water main break in downtown Charleston.

The break happened about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Washington and Clendenin streets.

Crews with West Virginia American Water say it's a large break in a 12 inch pipe so it will take quite a bit of work.

Crews say they will have to tear up the road to fix the break.

The water has been shut off in the area.

Right now, the intersection of Washington and Clendenin streets is closed. Drivers in the area should use caution because the road is icy from all the water.

We have a crew at the scene. Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A water main break has forced the closure of the intersection of Washington Street and Clendenin Street in downtown Charleston.

Dispatchers say the break happened about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

City workers are on the scene repairing the damage, but there's no word on when the intersection will reopen.

We have a crew on the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest on this story.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239229071 - wsaz.com/a?a=239229071