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Boyd County, KY declares state of emergency due to water shortage

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A state of emergency has been declared for all of Boyd County, KY.

According to Boyd County Emergency Management, this is due to a water shortage throughout the county. 

The City of Ashland says a boil water advisory is in affect for all water users until further notice.

The state of emergency was declared at 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30.

Water distribution points have already been set up.  They include:

-Summit-Ironville Volunteer Fire Department, located at 252 State Route 716, in Ashland

-Cannonsburg Fire Department, located at 2000 Cannonsburg Road, in Ashland

-Boyd Catlettsburg Senior Center, located at Louisa Street, across from the Boyd County Courthouse, in Catlettsburg

-Central Park in Ashland-It will re-open Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 a.m.

-Ashland Community and Technical College-located in the back parking lot on the Oakview Road side

The water distribution sites will be open at 4p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, and will be open until 10 p.m.

After Thursday, the sites, unless otherwise indicated, will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Boyd County Emergency Management says that three gallons of water are being given to each family per day of distribution.  People must show ID saying that they live in Boyd County, which includes Ashland and Catlettsburg.

If someone is disabled and is unable to get to any distribution site, contact Boyd County Emergency Management at 606-739-0127.

According to the City of Ashland, people can also fill empty containers with water that is available at the Ashland Water Treatment Plant, located at 4040 Winchester Avenue.