Zombie apocalypse? No, Toxic Friday.
With public drinking water contaminated and all restaurants and many businesses closed during a state of emergency, at 2:30 p.m Friday — normally an extremely busy time — Capitol Street in Charleston, W.Va., was deserted.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in nine counties where West Virginia American Water customers are being advised not to drink, cook with, bathe in or boil their water for consumption after the company’s water supply was contaminated by a chemical leak early Thursday.
Charleston Daily Mail Business Editor Jared Hunt tweeted the courthouse was busy as numerous lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of businesses and events that have lost revenue because of the chemical spill.
West Virginia Press Association Photo.