Logan County Street Signs Remain Vandalized

By: Jennifer Rizzi Email
By: Jennifer Rizzi Email

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Spray paint and bullet holes are what many drivers face when they try to navigate Logan County roads.

LEAD Community Action group members say they've cleaned up some signs, but they say the damage is too great to really make a dent in the problem.

"You see signs that you can't read because they're painted or stolen," Richard Ojeda said.

Other neighbors worry that first responders won't be able to read the ruined signs, causing a major safety issue.

"A lot of the emergency guys depend on these signs," said Larry Rogers of Omar. "They're really vital to the community."

Other signs are sprayed with bullet holes, including some dedicated to military veterans and some in residential neighborhoods.

"We're all taxpayers," Ojeda said." It's just unacceptable."

The Department of Highways told WSAZ.com that funding issues make it hard to replace all damaged road signs, but they say they're looking into the problem.

They say signs that have become illegible are given top priority.


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