The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

State News

January 12, 2014

Classes in 4 counties canceled due to spill

All public schools in four West Virginia counties will be closed Monday because of a chemical spill that has tainted the water supply.

State Schools Superintendent James Phares says Boone, Kanawha, Lincoln and Putnam counties have canceled classes at all schools.

H. E. White Elementary School in Clay County and Culloden Elementary School in Cabell County also will be closed.

Phares says schools in Jackson, Logan and Roane counties will be open.

West Virginia American Water has told customers in the nine counties to not use their tap water for drinking, bathing, cooking or washing clothes.

The University of Charleston has canceled all activities at its main campus in Charleston until further notice.

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