Potholes pose problems for Northern Panhandle drivers


Potholes are sending vehicles to the repair shop at an alarming rate.

The chief deputy of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department says their cruiser repair bill this year is higher than ever.

Chief Deputy Bill Helms says deputies can put 100 miles a shift on a cruiser; and they are coming back needing new ball joints, suspension systems and tires.

The driving public is experiencing the same thing.

“We’ve had to replace our tires about 4 times this year so far,” said Kristi Campbell of Cameron. “I mean our roads are really bad.”

“These potholes are ridiculous,” added David Durig of Moundsville. “They need to do something to fix them.  I keep having to replace ball joints on vehicles for our family just to get around.”

“We go through a lot of tires,” explained Chief Deputy Bill Helms. “You’ll see repairs on ABS sensors, speed sensors, the suspension, the underpinnings, things like that.”

WTRF has left several messages with West Virginia Department of Highways officials, but there has been no response at this time.

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