Delegate Fluharty reacts to Marshall Co. State of Emergency

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No matter where you drive in the Northern Panhandle, roads are a mess, some roads are closed entirely, while others look like they’ve been ignored completely.

Now, Marshall County is under a state of emergency based on what commissioners say are dangerous primary and secondary road conditions across the county.

According to commissioners, the roads are a threat to the health, safety, and welfare of everyone who lives in Marshall County.

But this problem is something many of us are seeing across the Northern Panhandle.

West Virginia Delegate Shawn Fluharty told 7News he’s extremely frustrated.

According to Fluharty, Governor Justice made promises in his Roads to Prosperity initiative, yet “we’re watching infrastructure crumble before our eyes.”

To make things worse and more expensive, Fluharty said West Virginians are having their cars worked on more regularly, then making claims to the state.

The Governor did just meet with transportation officials to come up with a plan to work on secondary roads, but Fluharty said this process has been “put on the backburner for far too long.”

He believes the next step Governor Justice needs to take is talking to people on the front-lines such as DOH officials and residents.

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