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Univ. of Charleston shuts down main campus

Local - 1/12/2014 9:00 PM by Rebecca Turco

CHARLESTON - The University of Charleston shut down its main campus because of a lack of clean water.

University President Ed Welch said all activities at the Charleston campus are cancelled until further notice. He said the school's campuses in Beckley and Martinsburg will begin classes as scheduled Monday. These campuses are not affected by the chemical spill.

Welch said about 60 students at the Charleston campus are being housed at a residence hall in Beckley until water service returns, as these students had to return to school early.

Officials project the main campus will open about 30 hours after the State of Emergency is lifted by Governor Earl Ray Tomlin, to give time for residential students to return, as well as to allow campus personnel to inspect all equipment and make sure it has returned to operational status.


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