Closing of W.Va. 10 prompts complaints

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some people who work and live in Logan County are upset over the temporary closing of a highway in Logan County.

The state Division of Highways has shut down eight miles of state Route 10 between Dabney and Man. Traffic has been detoured onto a 17-mile stretch of county routes 14 and 16.

Logan County Emergency Management Director Roger Bryant says it means longer trips to reach Logan Area Medical Center.

After hearing complaints, the DOH now plans to help improve emergency response times during construction. The Charleston Gazette ( reports a police vehicle will be stationed at both ends of the closed road starting next week.

Route 10 was closed last month after contractors found the hillside had become unstable. Work is expected to take up to three months.

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