Water supply back to normal

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SALYERSVILLE - While the water supply reached dangerously-low levels over the weekend, as of Tuesday Salyersville Water Works confirmed the water is back to normal. 

On Saturday, February 21, this statement was released to the public: “This is a message from the Salyersville Water Works and Magoffin County Emergency Management. The Salyersville Water Works is requesting that all citizens of Magoffin County take every effort to conserve water. The water supply for Magoffin County is severely depleted and is in danger of running out. The forecast temperatures for tonight are in the non-freezing range so we are asking that you do not let your water run or drip tonight. Also we ask that you please check your water lines for busted lines or leaks and fix them accordingly. These shortages are due to power failures at the water works and extreme temperatures in which most people ran water to prevent pipes from freezing. Your cooperation in this is requested and desperately needed . If you have any questions you can call the Water Works at 606-349-3743. Thank you.”

That message was reiterated on Sunday, as well, reflecting the water shortage problem many counties in the region were also dealing with. Thankfully, no water had to be shut off in Magoffin County.

In other weather-related news, when temperatures dropped well below zero early Friday morning, Kentucky Power reported over 1,800 customers in Magoffin without electricity. All power was restored by 3 p.m. Friday, though, with warming stations set up at the Salyersville Fire Department and New Worship Center Church.