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WVC 24 C- 1 - 7 §24C-1-7. Exceptions during emergencies.
(a) Compliance with the notification requirements of section five of this article is not required of any person engaging in excavation or demolition in the event of an emergency: Provided, That the person gives oral notification of the emergency work as soon as reasonably practicable to the one-call system.

(b) During any emergency, excavation or demolition may begin immediately: Provided, That reasonable precautions are taken to protect underground facilities: Provided, however, That such precautions may not serve to relieve the excavator from liability for damage to underground facilities. The one-call system shall accept all emergency notifications and shall provide immediate notice to the affected members and indicate the emergency nature of the notice.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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