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Water, power disruption planned

July 26, 2012
By WARREN SCOTT - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

WELLSBURG - The south end of Wellsburg will be without water for several hours Friday night, while the city's north end will be without power for several hours Saturday night.

City officials have announced the water treatment system will be shut down from 12th Street south from 10 pm. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday while crews install valves in that area.

After that, a 48-hour boil order will be in effect until city crews are able to have samples of the water tested.

Anyone with questions about the disruption may call (304) 737-2143.

City Manager Mark Henne said the new valves will help to minimize the impact of water line breaks on the city's customers.

They are among about $2 million in improvements to the city's water treatment plant and system aimed at improving the quality of the city's water, fire protection and the plant's structural condition.

Officials with Mon Power have announced about 1,000 customers in the city's northern half will be without power from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday while crews make emergency repairs to a substation there.

The company announced affected customers also will be notified by phone.

The disruption will affect residents and businesses on Commerce Street (state Route 2) and Pleasant Avenue, both from 11th Street north, including Unity Apartments; Rabbit Hill Road; Chestnut Heights; Forrest and Miller streets; Brinker Road; Skull Hollow; Valleyview Drive; and White Bell Circle.

Allen Staggers, spokesman for Mon Power, said damages at the substation weren't caused by last week's storm.

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