Larry and Carol Monroe of Elkview join those who flocked to the Crossings Mall to pick up fresh drinking water after distribution sites were reopened Friday. On Thursday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin asked West Virginia American Water to again provided bottled water to residents affected by the Jan. 9 chemical leak into the Elk River and, subsequently, the region's water supply.
Charleston Street Department workers hand out bottled water under Interstate 64 between Lee and Quarrier streets on Friday. Water will be available there again Saturday at 10 a.m. Other bottled-water sites in Kanawha County include: the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, at 10 a.m.; F Street in South Charleston, at 11 a.m.; and the Glasgow, Clendenin and Chesapeake VFDs, at noon. Bulk water will be available at the Crossings Mall and at the former Big Sandy parking lot in Cross Lanes.