Crews Working to Clean Up West Virginia Highways Following Storms

April 4, 2024
Crews are working in several of the hardest hit counties to clear roadways

Crews with the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) were out on Wednesday morning cleaning up after storms occurred across the state the day prior that caused the governor to declare a state of emergency for Fayette, Nicholas, Kanawha, and Lincoln counties.

According to Jim Moore, P.E., West Virginia Division of Highways District 9 Engineer, as of the morning hours on Wednesday, roads were open in Fayette County, but that there were some trees still on power lines that need to be cleared. Members of WVDOH will work with local power companies to clear the trees that are on power lines due to the specific equipment necessary to do so.

Some areas that various road crews worked on or are working on include cleaning up a mudslide on Greenbrier Road in Nicholas County; cleaning up multiple downed trees on WV 622 near Sissonville, WV 94, Dry Ridge, Frame Road, and Thorofare Road in Kanawha County; clearing trees on WV 34 near Winfield and Grandview Road in Putnam County; clearing trees along WV 62 in Mason County; and Lick Creek and WV 85 in Boone County.

Additional areas that crews are working on include Cabell County where crews are cleaning up trees and debris such as signs and more in areas like Kirby Road.

Berkeley, Marshall, Mineral, Morgan, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Tyler, and Wetzel counties had road closures due to high water. When dealing with areas with high water, road crews with the WVDOH need to wait for the water to go down before they can examine any damage and plan repairs for the roads.



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