|CHARLESTON, WV – Division of Highways crews are moving quickly to assist their co-workers in the areas of the state hit hardest by the ice storms that have swept across West Virginia in recent days.|
“Governor Justice always talks about ‘running to the fire,’” said Jimmy Wriston, Deputy Secretary of Transportation. “Our crews are always ready to jump in to help each other in times like this. They’re the best in the country at incident management; whether its snow and ice, floods, derechos, you name it. We are moving manpower and equipment to the hardest-hit areas, while continuing to maintain a state of preparedness in every county statewide.”
DOH District 1 and District 2 were hit particularly hard by ice storms, which clogged roads, felled trees, and knocked out power all over the region. District 1 includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Mason, and Putnam counties. District 2 covers Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, and Wayne counties.