State of Emergency Declared in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Photo: Courtesy WV State Fire Marshal
Photo: Courtesy WV State Fire Marshal

Things in Parkersburg, West Virginia, have gone from bad to worse for many residents of the city, as the Parkersburg Utility Board issued a boil water advisory for all water customers in the Downtown Parkersburg area Monday, due to a water main break in downtown.  The boil water advisory is valid, “until further notice” according to a post made by Wood County 911.

Additionally, Gov. Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency in Wood County following a catastrophic warehouse fire that continues to burn in Parkersburg.

Since the blaze has not yet been extinguished and poor air quality continues in the area, additional resources may be necessary to address the fire and conducting further pollutant testing.

“Multiple State Agencies have been involved in assisting Wood County since this terrible fire started on Saturday,” said Gov. Justice. “We are committed to making sure this disaster continues to be addressed and therefore I am issuing this declaration so that essential emergency services continue without interruption.”

The declaration will remain in effect for 30 days unless it is terminated or extended by a subsequent proclamation.

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