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Boil Water Advisory Issued After Main Break in Huntington

Huntington Water Main Break

Residents in West Virginia’s second-largest city are being told to boil their water as a precaution after a large water main break along one of Huntington’s main roads.

West Virginia American Water issued the advisory Tuesday afternoon a few blocks from the Marshall University campus. Motorists were asked to avoid the area along 3rd Avenue, which was covered in a few feet of water.

The company says on its website that water service was restored to most customers but repairs would not be finished until Wednesday morning. Utility customers were told to boil water before using it for drinking, bathing or food preparation. The university is included in the advisory.