CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State Division of Highways crews have completed most of the cleanup work related to flooding late last month in northeastern West Virginia, and are beginning to undertake larger repair efforts.
Flash flooding on June 29 and 30 resulted in multiple problems related to roads, including slippages. Some roads were also closed because of damages.
Acting Division of Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston said on MetroNews “Talkline” last week only two roads in Harman, one of the hardest-hit communities, remain closed: Whites Run and Schrader’ Run roads.
“Those are popular camping areas. We’ll have those open shortly,” he said. “We’re moving a little heavier stuff in there now and starting to get the permanent repairs done.”
Wriston previously said if the state had not done drainage and shoulder work before the flooding, the damage would have been worse.
“There is no question about it at all,” he said. “I was on the ground there. There’s just no doubt in anyone’s mind this would have cost us millions of dollars.”
Roads that were previously addressed that were damaged by the storms included U.S. Route 33 and state Route 32.