CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Water officials say a leaky valve that eventually left about 10,000 customers without water has been repaired.
Laura Jordan, spokeswoman for West Virginia American Water, said the leak reported in a 12-inch valve on Locust Street in Nitro Thursday was repaired Saturday.
She said crews had been unsuccessful in their efforts to isolate the valve and drain the water and Saturday morning had to shut down the large transmission mains supplying water to parts of Nitro, Fraziers Bottom and Buffalo.
The valve was at a river crossing and affected customers in St. Albans as well. Customers in parts of Lincoln County also were affected.
Crews were able to repair the leak and turn the water back on Saturday evening. Jordan said most saw their water pressure restored Sunday morning.
A boil-water advisory was in effect for the customers in those areas until further notice.
Jordan said water tankers were stationed in Nitro at the Moose Lodge and at Winfield High School in Winfield. The tankers will be at those areas until the boil water advisory is lifted.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own containers to fill.