Cabell County commissioners request DOT Study I-64 after Hydroplane Wrecks


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Cabell County officials are taking action they hope makes a safer commute for all residents and travelers. The Cabell County Commissioners voted Thursday to send a formal letter to the Department of Transportation, asking them to study the interstate in both Cabell and Wayne counties. It’s really just a paragraph, but they hope their words carry some weight.
Twice in the last two weeks, drivers have hydroplaned -- flipping their cars but escaping death. The first was on May 30, then again on June 6. They were going in opposite directions but it was the same stretch of road, just west of the 29th Street exit. Click here for more.
Both drivers blame rain pooling on the road where a concrete median divides the highway. "We represent the people of Cabell County. We want to make sure they hear from us," said Commissioner Kelli Sobonya.

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By Dan Klein | Posted: Thu 4:54 PM, Jun 13, 2019 WSAZ news