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Water company offers hydrant reward

By Staff reports

CHARLESTON, W.Va. --- West Virginia American Water is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of whoever tampered with fire hydrants last weekend near Hurricane.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, along W.Va. 34 near Turkey Creek and Kelley Creek roads, vandals opened 11 fire hydrants causing service outages and water to flood roads and properties, according to a media release from the water company.

Company officials estimate 800,000 gallons of water were lost due to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Putnam County Sheriff's Department at 304-586-0256


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