Hundreds without water

By: Ashley Reynolds Email
By: Ashley Reynolds Email

Hundreds of people in eastern Kentucky are without water.

The flooding from earlier in the week has left four communities in Bell County dry.
The four communities are Colmar, Cubbage, Hutch and Brownies Creek.

Officials say nearly 15 hundred folks do not have water because of a main line break caused by flooding.

County workers spent the day handing out water.

It's a basic need that 500 homes in Bell County do not have.

Walter Brewer came down to a volunteer fire department... just one of the half a dozen places where county workers are handing out water.

"It means a whole lot," said Brewer.

Workers want to make sure no one including the elderly and disabled go without.

Officials say if you cannot physically come to a place where folks are handing out water, they will come to you.

"We are here to help and make sure their needs are met," said Albey Brock, Bell County Judge Executive.

For folks like Brewer, they say they are grateful for the help.
Water company officials say service should be restored sometime Friday.
In the meantime, workers will continue to handout water to anyone that wants it.

To find out where workers are handing out water and any other questions you are encouraged to call the Pineville Water Company at 606-337-6611.

Educators say Bell County Schools will still be in session Friday.


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