Water main break occurs in Charleston

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UPDATE, June 2, 10:20 p.m.: West Virginia American Water began repairing the line at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The repair is estimated to be completed by 8 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Travelers are still encouraged to avoid the area if possible; however, a detour has been established to keep traffic flowing. 

UPDATE, June 2, 8:30 p.m.: According to Megan Hannah, external affairs manager with West Virginia American Water, crews have isolated the leak.

She said they estimate one customer will experience a service outage as a result of the main break. An estimated time of service restoration is not yet available.

The road remains closed for repairs and travelers are asked to avoid the area if possible. 

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A water main break has occurred at the MacCorkle Access at Patrick Street Bridge in Charleston.

According to Megan Hannah, external affairs manager with West Virginia American Water, the company has a field crew and supervisors on site working to identify the cause of the break.

“At this time, the number of customers impacted and an estimated time of repair and restoration are unknown,” she says. “Travelers should avoid the area if possible as our crews work to quickly and safely make the repair.”

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