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Water main breaks close two schools in Kanawha Co., boil water advisory issued

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Published: Sep. 19, 2016 at 6:25 AM EDT
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UPDATE 9/19/16 @ 8:15 a.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A boil water advisory has been issued for about 400 customers after a water main break in Kanawha County.

McKinley Middle School and Weimer Elementary School are both closed Monday due to no water at the schools. There were two unrelated water main breaks that caused the outages.

The first break happened on South Fort Drive Monday morning around 1:30 a.m.

Dispatchers say the entrance of South Fort Drive near Wilkie Drive in Charleston will be closed until about 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

There was also a water main break in the 3200 block of Kanawha Terrace near St. Albans between McKinley Middle School and Maccorkle Avenue. Water is turned off in the area because of the break.

The customers affected by the boil water advisory include, customers on Kanawha Terrace (including George C. Weimer Elementary School and McKinley Middle School), Green Valley Drive and side streets, Hampshire Drive and side streets, Stone Drive, Middle Drive and Poplar Lane Road.

Crews are on Kanawha Terrace working on the repair. Right now, the company estimates water will be restored by 4 p.m. Monday. According to a news release, once service is restored, affected customers should boil their water before consumption until further notice.


ORIGINAL STORY

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two water main breaks in Kanawha County are affecting school for some students.

McKinley Middle School and Weimer Elementary School are both closed today due to no water at the schools.

The cause of those water problems are two separate water main breaks.

The first break happened on South Fort Drive Monday morning around 1:30 a.m.

Dispatchers say the entrance of South Fort Drive near Wilkie Drive in Charleston will be closed until about 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

There is also a water main break in the 3200 block of Kanawha Terrace near St. Albans between McKinley Middle School and Maccorkle Avenue.

Water is turned off in the area because of the break.

Dispatchers say there is standing water on the roadway so drivers are urged to use caution.

Crews are working to repair both breaks.

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