UPDATE: Officials with the state Department of Transportation say Morgantown’s roundabout opened at the intersection of Rt. 705 and the Mileground on Wednesday afternoon.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Severe weather early Wednesday morning caused the West Virginia Division of Highways to delay the opening of the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 705 and the Mileground in Morgantown.
“They couldn’t get the markings painted because of the rain,” explained DOH Construction Engineer Jason Nelson.
Heavy rains and thunderstorms rumbled through the Morgantown area during in the early hours Wednesday and then again around 6 a.m. forcing crews to push back the opening.
“The contractor cannot perform any lane closures until after six (Wednesday) evening,” Nelson said.