Water woes continue to affect eastern Ky. city

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Associated Press

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 21 at 9:42 PM

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky city continues to experience water supply problems two weeks after subfreezing temperatures hit the area.

The Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1f8Repq) residents of Catlettsburg have been experiencing water woes since the Polar Vortex hit earlier this month and something happened that caused the level in the city's water tank to drop quickly. Crews haven't been able to keep the tank filled since then.

Ryan Eastwood, director of engineering and utilities for the city of Ashland, which supplies Catlettsburg with water, said fixing breaks in the system after the subfreezing temperatures rose failed to help.

He says some water crew members have worked 16-hour stretches to try to remedy the situation.

Meanwhile, snow was falling Tuesday and temperatures were expected to drop into the single digits by early Wednesday.

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Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com

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