UPDATE (7:01 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2022): An official with West Virginia American Water tells 13 News that 20th St. water service in Huntington is now estimated to be restored Sunday around 11 p.m.

The original estimate was that the work would be done by 7 p.m., but crews are still on the scene making repairs, the official says.

The official also says about 70 customers were impacted by the water main break.


UPDATE (1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022): An official with West Virginia American Water tells 13 News that 20th St. water service in Huntington is estimated to be restored Sunday around 7 p.m.

Megan Hannah, Sr. Manager of Government and External Affairs with West Virginia American Water says company crews are doing repairs at this time. They are working on “a few breaks” in the area, she says.

Impacted customers are under a boil water advisory until restoration is complete. Motorists should avoid the area until further notice.


UPDATE (1:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022): West Virginia American Water says 20th Street near Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue in Huntington will be closed until at least Monday. The road was partially flooded on Sunday after a significant water main break.

The water company is on the scene now cleaning up and making repairs. They tell 13 News that a “variable of issues” caused this water main break but said they could not make further comments at this time.


HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) — Cabell County 911 tells 13 News that a water main break flooded portions of 20th Street near Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue.

Dispatchers do not know any other information at this time. Dispatchers tell us they have reached out to West Virginia American Water, but they have not heard back from them yet.

13 News also called various numbers associated with the water company. Those numbers were “unassigned to a party,” according to the automated answering service.

West Virginia American Water’s online alert map shows no issues in the area at this time, however, photos show the street was partially flooded.

13 News Reporter Anna King is on the scene now learning more information. We will update you as soon as possible.