Boil water advisory lifted for Gates County residents

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GATES COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A boil water advisory has been lifted for residents in Gates County, North Carolina, officials announced Tuesday.

An advisory had been issued as Hurricane Matthew stormed through northeast North Carolina last weekend. A water main failure between Gatesville and Sunbury left many residents without water.

Residents who still had water were asked to boil if before consuming. Officials on Tuesday said residents could safely consume water. Gates County was giving out bottled water to residents would needed it last week.

County officials say emergency repairs were made early last week, and testing showed clean samples.