Boil water notice in effect in Tightsqueeze area after flooding leads to broken water line

Southside Virginia News

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Pittsylvania County officials have issued a boil water notice for residents in the Tightsqueeze area after flooding in the Cherrystone Creek resulted in a water leak along a Town of Chatham line.

According to Pittsylvania County Public Safety, the Cherrystone Creek flooding caused debris to break a section of a water line belonging to the Town of Chatham, causing a major leak that affected customers of the Town of Chatham and the Pittsylvania County Service Authority who live around Chatham and Tightsqueeze.

The department asked residents around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 to conserve power for a few hours in order to help crews isolate the leak and allow water pressure to build back up.

However, by 6:38 p.m. on Thursday, Pittsylvania County officials issued a boil water notice for customers of both water providers from Davis Road in Chatham, through Tightsqueeze, and along Dry Fork Road and Pleasant Gap Road.

The Town of Chatham will reportedly start repairing the line in the morning on Friday, Feb. 19. In the meantime, customers are asked to keep preserving water.

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