The narrow country roads in WV, those without any painted lines, whether they are paved or just gravel, are not built or maintained to support industrial scale traffic of 18 wheelers with heavy loads. Much of the road going toward Silver Hill in Wetzel County is literally torn in chucks in large places. Brock Ridge road is in the same damaged state.





Tearing up the roads isn’t the only problem for local residents. Below is a picture of a road that has been depressed by the wheels of heavy loads so that the center is high enough to catch the bottom of passenger cars.



And then there is the problem of putting roads through creeks without a permit. The next two pictures are a before and after of a waterfall that is now a road. 



Link to article from the Wetzel Chronicle about road damage in the area.

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