6:22 PM EST, February 11, 2012
UPDATED Sunday, 6:07pm:
The Lynchburg Public Health Department has lifted the city's "Boil Water Notice."
The Virginia Department of Health, in conjunction with the Lynchburg Health Department and the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Water Resources, are advising residents to use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking purposes as a safety precaution.
This precaution is necessary due to a water main break which impacted a significant area of the City.
The impacted areas include: Wards Road (from Fort Avenue to Atlanta Ave), Fenwick Drive (Glenfield Drive to Kenwood Place), Sheffield Drive, Glenfield Drive, Kenwood Place, Berkshire Place, Middleboro Place, Edgewood Avenue, Dublin Street, Quaker Parkway, Autumn Drive, Edinboro Avenue, White Oak Drive, Killarney Place, Woodall Road, Border Street, Short Street, Seminole Avenue and Glass Avenue (including River Ridge Mall, Shakers Restaurant, Red Lobster).
DO NOT DRINK TAP WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.
The problem should be fixed by Sunday.
For more information, contact the City of Lynchburg Department of Water Resources at (434) 455-4250, the Lynchburg Health Department at (434) 221-7521, or visit the Virginia Department of Health website.
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