- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Children in some West Virginia counties affected by a water emergency will get another day off from school because of weather.

Most of the state is under a winter storm warning Tuesday. Schools are closed in 43 counties, including Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam.

Students in Kanawha County haven’t been in class since Jan. 9, the day a chemical leak along the Elk River got into a West Virginia American Water treatment plant. A few schools in Lincoln and Putnam counties also were closed that long.

Boone County schools remain closed.

After the leak, about 300,000 people in nine counties were told not to use tap water for anything except flushing toilets. That meant schools had to close.

Schools began reopening last week.



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