Downtown Follansbee under boil order

FOLLANSBEE – A 24-hour boil order remains in effect for Follansbee’s downtown water customers following a line break on Rose Street behind the American Legion post Wednesday morning.

The order, which doesn’t affect customers at Parkview or Highland Hills, is in effect until further notice.

Among affected customers were Follansbee Middle School and Jefferson Primary School, which dismissed students three and a half hours early.

City Manager John DeStefano said the break was caused by the freezing and thawing that often affects older lines at this time of the year and was repaired by noon.