- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Several Charleston-area colleges are reopening their campuses following a recent water emergency.

West Virginia State University in Institute and Marshall University’s South Charleston campus and Teays Valley Regional Center will resume operations on Wednesday.

West Virginia State says the university remained under an order not to use tap water Tuesday and is providing bottled water on campus. Orientation for new students will be held on Thursday and the spring semester is scheduled to start next Tuesday.

The University of Charleston says it plans to resume normal operations Thursday. Residence halls will be open to students starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

About 100,000 West Virginia American Water customers in nine counties were told not to use tap water except for flushing toilets after a chemical spill Thursday in the Elk River.

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