At about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin called for an end to the state of emergency he originally ordered Jan. 9 after a chemical spill in Charleston left 300,000 people without usable tap water for several days.
Tomblin issued the news via his twitter account, @GovTomblin, which was the same venue he turned to on the evening of Jan. 9 to break the news that a "do not use" water advisory was in effect for West Virginia American Water customers in parts of nine Southern West Virginia counties.
Tomblin's tweet reads as follows:
"Gov. Tomblin ends State of Emergency, continues resources during recovery."