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AP PHOTOS: W.Va. stocks up on water after spill

Friday - 1/10/2014, 9:10pm  ET

West Virginia State Troopers fill water jugs at the Kmart in Elkview, W.Va., Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Emergency crews are setting up water depots at many locations around the state following a chemical spill Thursday on the Elk River that compromised the public water supply to nine counties. (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The chemical spill that shut down much of Charleston and surrounding areas put a squeeze on potable water, as residents were told not to drink or shower with the water from their taps. The West Virginia National Guard was sent in to distribute bottled water, and residents bought up stock at local supermarkets.

A photo gallery looking at how residents are managing to get this vital resource:


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