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Water problem in Flatwoods, KY unrelated to chemical spill in WV

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FLATWOODS, KY -

UPDATE LATE FRIDAY NIGHT

Mayor Crager tells 13 News tonight that water is continuing to fill the municipal tanks in Flatwoods, Kentucky and that he is still asking residents to conserve water.  Again he stresses the water issues in Flatwoods are NOT related to the chemical spill in Charleston, but it is an actual shortage of water in the municipal tanks due to water line breaks earlier in the week after cold temperatures broke supply lines.  

Crager says as long as people conserve water into Saturday, the tanks should be full by Saturday.  

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Flatwoods, KY residents who use city water utilities are being asked to conserve water Friday evening but the issue is not related to the chemical spill in Kanawha County.

Flatwoods Mayor Bobby Crager says the city water supply that comes from Russell and Ashland is literally running low due to several cold-related water line breaks in the previous week.

Mayor Crager says if Flatwoods residents conserve water, then the tanks should be able to fill overnight and water service should return to normal overnight.

13 News will continue to follow this story and report new developments through the night and the weekend.