- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - Water service in Wheeling is back to normal after a foamy substance on a creek was identified as decayed organic material.

Brooke County Director of Emergency Management Bob Fowler tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/1OvWB28 ) that a large amount of the substance had dissipated by late Monday.

Fowler says the substance, believed to be from the decay of leaves and other organic material, was found on Buffalo Creek beyond the Pennsylvania border as well as in other creeks in Brooke County. It forced Wheeling officials to switch to well water Sunday and early Monday before getting water supplied by the Wellsburg and Ohio County Public Service District.

County resident Lloyd Van Horn described the foam as being similar to a brown Styrofoam mattress that had been ripped apart.

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Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net

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