Potholes of West Virginia

Potholes of West Virginia

Josh Green, Reporter

In John Denver’ s song Country Roads he says “Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong, West Virgina” but I don’t think anybody is going to be making it home with all the pot holes and cracks in the road. When I’m driving in West Virginia,  it does not feel like its 2020, it feels like we are in the 1800’s with horse drawn wagon roads. It feels like we have paid millions in toll roads and taxes, but the only thing the goverment has done was fix the main roads to the bare minimum, put patches over pot holes that are somehow worse and put gold plating on our capital. I can not tell you how many times I have had friends crash due to road conditions, or how many flat tires my family has gotten riding down the road. In my family alone this year, it is going to cost $2000 to fix the wear and tear from the roads. My parents have a 2013 Dodge 1500 truck, and they are already having to replace the suspension and tire rods. At least the bad roads keep car mechanic jobs in West Virgina alive, because people are always getting tires and engine destroyed from the rough ride. I think the reason they call West Virgina four wheeler heaven is because its easier to ride an ATV than a car.