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W.Va. gov sends help to county with poor road conditions

February 26, 2019

KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has directed a highways agency to assess poor road conditions in a county that declared a state of emergency last year.

Justice says in a news release that a team from the Division of Highways is in Preston County to devise a plan to fix the roads.

Justice says complaints “have not gone unnoticed and ... we will get to the bottom of this problem and correct it.”

Last April the Preston County Commission announced it could not address the problem with local resources and that roads simply could not be patched. The county issued a proclamation saying several roads posed “a danger for motorists, commercial traffic and first responders.”