Residents have concerns over condition of North Fork Road


Back in February the Ohio Valley experienced some pretty hefty flooding that has caused lasting damage.

People living along North Fork Road in Ohio County are expressing their concerns over their road that is falling into the creek bed.

The road is crumbling and falling into the creek bed and people who live in the area, like the Curry’s, have some serious concerns that the state of the road is going to cause someone to get seriously injured, if something is done about it.

Concerned Resident, Spencer Curry said, “It’s continually falling down and pretty soon when it rains it’s going to start washing the other part away. That’s dangerous and we don’t need to wait until somebody gets killed or gets hurt because something caves in.”

Concerned Resident, Sherry Curry said, “My biggest concern is that if two vehicles go by here, there’s no way for them to get away from this and if it’s a school bus, I just worry about the children on the school bus.”

Other who live in the area have concerns about future flooding.

Concerned Resident, Robert Ochsenbein said, “Everytime that I have gotten flooded where I live, it’s because the bridge above me blocks up and I am concerned that there are a lot of old vehicles sitting alongside the creek just below me that will plug up the bridges or take out bridges and cause major damage in the area.”

Those people would like the road to be fixed and at bare minimum, they would like to see signs to alert drivers that the road is poor shape in this area.

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