CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia American Water officials have expanded a boil-water advisory in the eastern portion of Kanawha County issued early Monday morning.
The advisory, which was originally issued for about 200 customers in the Campbells Creek and Blount areas, has now been expanded to include about 1,000 customers, according to a news release from Laura Jordan, external affairs manager for the water company.
The affected areas now include Campbells Creek Road from 5 Mile Road/Coal Mine to the end of Campbells Creek Road.
Customers living on Eight Mile Road, Rattlesnake Hollow Road, Spruce Road, Campbells Creek Road from Younger Drive to the end of the road, Younger Drive, Norman Drive, Rensford Star Route, Station Drive, Coal Fork Drive, the first three quarters of a mile of Clover Hollow Road, Point Lick Road, Hatfield Drive, Tower Drive, Cline Hollow Road and the Campbells Creek side of both Big Bottom Road and Patterson Drive should also boil their water until further notice.
The boil water advisory occurred after a main water line break caused a storage tank in the area to go dry, Jordan said.
Customers may experience low water pressure or an interruption of service while repairs are being made.
Jordan advised that anyone living in the area who experienced an interruption of service or low water pressure should boil water even if their road is not listed in the above affected areas.
Three small leaks in Charleston have also caused an interruption of service in some areas of the West Side Monday morning as well, Jordan said.
Repairs are being made to the water lines, and contractors with the company have been forced to turn off water to some residents living in the West Side while the work is under way, she said.
Jordan wasn't sure exactly what areas or how many customers had been affected.