UPDATE: Boil water advisory expanded into Alum Creek and Tornado areas

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Published: Nov. 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM EST
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UPDATE 11/28/16 @ 6:17 p.m.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water has expanded a precautionary boil water advisory to include more than a thousand customers.

The original alert came out just after noon on Monday concerning about 500 customers along Corridor G between Parkway Road and Brounland Road.

According to a release from WVAW, the precautionary boil water advisory expanded to 1,100 customers in the Alum Creek and Tornado areas. Emergency repairs to a 16-inch water main are taking longer than anticipated due to the location of the break.

It caused a second water storage tank to drain.

The advisory has now been expanded to include Sand Plant Road, Brounland Road, South Pointe Lane, South Cove Lane, Thornhill Lane, Barker Drive, Rondal Drive, Gardenview Lane, Champion Drive, Childress Road, Greenview Drive, Ballard Road, Hudson Valley Road, Newbridge Road, Smith Creek Road, Rocky Moore Road, Quebec Drive, Ferrell Road, Crawford Lane and Thomas Hollow Road.

It already included: Ruthdale Road from Graceland Memorial Park to Rt. 119, Peyton Way, Yorktown Subdivision, Trace Fork Road, Rabel Mountain Road, Childress Road from Ruth Road to Greenview Drive, Willow Drive, Coventry Road, Eagle Drive, Chestnut Road from Childress Road to Hudson Valley Road, Newcomer Road/Ridge Estates, Crooked Creek Road, The Ridges Subdivision and Midkiff Road.

Estimated service restoration time is 8 p.m.

Once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. Customers are asked to bring water used for drinking, cooking, bathing and brushing teeth to a full boil for a minimum of one minute, then cool before use.

UPDATE 11/28/16 @ 12:40 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for up to 500 customers in the Corridor G/Rt. 119 area of South Charleston between Parkway Road and Brounland Road

The advisory comes after a water main break drained an area water storage tank.

According to WVAW, repairs are being made to the tank and service is estimated to be restored by 5 p.m Monday evening.

Once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice

The advisory is in effect for any customers in the following areas who experienced low water pressure or an interruption in water service today: Ruthdale Road from Graceland Memorial Park to Rt. 119, Peyton Way, Yorktown Subdivision, Trace Fork Road, Rabel Mountain Road, Childress Road from Ruth Road to Greenview Drive, Willow Drive, Coventry Road, Eagle Drive, Chestnut Road from Childress Road to Hudson Valley Road, Newcomer Road/Ridge Estates, Crooked Creek Road, The Ridges Subdivision and Midkiff Road.


ORIGINAL STORY 11/28/16

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia American Water is reporting that there is an outage in the Southridge area.

This is affecting Southridge Plaza and surrounding areas, meaning several stores and restaurants in that area are without water.

Metro 911 Dispatchers say the estimated restoration time in 5 p.m. Monday evening.

WSAZ has a crew headed to the area.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for updates.