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Sep. 08, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Support education, attend open houses

If education is important to you, then represent your son, daughter or grandchild at their school's open house.

Rusty Parrett

Huntington

Potholes on W.Va. 2 a danger to drivers

After living off W.Va. 2 and driving it for the last 37 years, I have noticed the repair work on that stretch of road many times. In the last three weeks, the West Virginia highway department has had a crew out and it is the worst situation that I have ever seen.

It has taken days to do what little they have done. Not only is it slow but very dangerous. They have dug two-inch deep trenches in places and not filled them up until the next day or even left them for the weekend. The speed limit on this section of road is 55 mph, and hitting the trenches that fast is murder on car tires, alignments and nerves. Today there are two long black marks made where someone tried to avoid a collision. If they would fill as they went along and not make it a tire-busting trap, it sure would be a lot safer for us all.

Hitting potholes is bad enough without having the state road crews making them and leaving them for days without finishing their job.

Will it take getting someone killed to get the road fixed or can someone listen to reason?

Carolyn Harvey

Lesage

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