- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

DUNBAR, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia American Water says up to 25,000 customers in the Kanawha Valley have been affected by a water main break.

The company said Wednesday that customers are experiencing water outages or low pressure.

The break occurred Tuesday evening on a 36-inch main at a pumping station in Dunbar. The company says crews are working to restore service.

Communities affected by the break include Dunbar, South Charleston, St. Albans, Nitro, Institute, Cross Lanes, Poca, Bancroft, Winfield, Red House, Hometown, Eleanor, Fraziers Bottom, Buffalo, Culloden and Hamlin.

The company says water distribution sites have been set up in Cross Lanes, Dunbar, Institute, Nitro, St. Albans, Eleanor, Winfield, Buffalo and Poca.

West Virginia State University canceled classes and closed its campus because of the water outage.


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