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Water service restored at MU

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Water service was restored to buildings on Marshall University's campus Thursday afternoon after a water leak had disrupted service the day prior, said Matt Turner, chief of staff at Marshall.

Classes at Marshall weren't affected by the disruption, which was caused by a leak discovered in a water main below 5th Avenue, in front of Corbly Hall, on Wednesday morning.

West Virginia American Water employees began repairs Wednesday, and a boil water advisory was issued for parts of the campus and surrounding areas. The boil water advisory was still in effect early Thursday evening.

The buildings without water service were Corbly Hall, the Foundation Hall and Erickson Alumni Center, Memorial Student Center, Career Services center, Holderby Hall and the Campus Christian Center.

Aside from Holderby, no other residence or dining halls were affected. University officials provided water to students in Holderby Hall.

The water main leak was not related to the chemical leak into the Elk River in Kanawha County that affected 300,000 water company customers.

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