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Heating Work Done, W.Va. Inmates Return to Regional Jail

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  Some 200 inmates are back at the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail following repairs to the jail’s heating system.

The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority relocated the inmates to other regional jails on Tuesday while the work was under way. It involved the flushing of liquid propane from system lines. The inmates were relocated as a safety measure.

The authority says the return of inmates occurred without a hitch.

The inmates were back in their cells at the Hampshire County jail before dawn Friday, ahead of forecast winter weather. The jail is located in Augusta.