Water Line Breaks, Floods 5th Avenue in Huntington

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

UPDATE 7/13/12 @ 6:10 p.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair a water main break in Huntington.

It happened about 9:45 a.m. Friday. Water was gushing from the line, flooding 5th Avenue in the area of 22nd Street.

Crews with WVAM tell WSAZ.com that the line dated back to 1898.

They started making repairs on the line about 2:30 Friday afternoon and said it could take 4 to 6 hours to complete the work.

A lane or two of 5th Avenue in the area will be shut down while they continue their work.

A boil water advisory has been issued for customers in the area.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/13/12 @ 10:40 a.m.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- 5th Avenue in Huntington is flooded, but not because of the rain.

West Virginia American Water tells WSAZ.com that a 12 to 16 inch pipe busted on 22nd Street and 5th Avenue.

The break happened about 9:45 a.m. Friday.

Crews are unsure how long it will take to repair the line.

5th Avenue is down to two lanes at this time.

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