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UPDATE: Service restored after water main break; boil water advisory issued

Published: Aug. 21, 2016 at 2:46 PM EDT
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UPDATE 8/21/2016 @ 9:00 p.m.

JEFFERSON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- The water is back on for about 50 West Virginia American Water customers after a water main broke on Maccorkle Avenue Sunday morning.

West Virginia American Water says although service is back, they had to issue a precautionary boil water advisory for those customers for at least the next 24 hours.

One westbound lane of Maccorkle Avenue near Willow Lane is still closed as crews finish their repairs, but the water company says it should be back open before the Monday morning commute.

UPDATE 8/21/2016 @ 4:25 p.m.

JEFFERSON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- About 50 customers will be without water service until early Sunday night after a water main broke on Maccorkle Avenue.

Laura Martin from West Virginia American Water says an eight inch main broke around 11 a.m. Sunday on Maccorkle Avenue near Willow Lane.

She estimates that service will be restored sometime between 6-8 p.m. Sunday. Martin also said most of the customers affected are businesses that are closed for the day.

West Virginia American Water has also brought in a water buffalo for residents at the Golden Living Center while service is being restored.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for more updates as they become available.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/21/2016 @ 2:46 p.m.

JEFFERSON, W. Va. (WSAZ) -- Crews are on scene trying to fix a water line that was hit on Maccorkle Avenue Sunday.

According to West Virginia 511's twitter, the line was hit on the westbound side of U.S. Route 60 at Willow Lane.

Their twitter also says one of two westbound lanes of Maccorkle Avenue are closed at this time.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for more updates as they become available.