CHARLESTON, W.Va. — When it comes to snow removal in unincorporated parts of Kanawha County, it is taken care of by the West Virginia Division of Highways. It has routes. It has a process.
“We have a system,” said Carrie Bly, spokeswoman for the West Virginia Department of Transportation. “It may not seem efficient, but we have routes.”
That system contains four priority classifications, which are determined by traffic, access, school bus routes and other factors.
The first-priority routes are the big ones — think interstates and highways. These are the routes that see the most traffic and are to remain open at all times. But there also are some smaller routes on that list. Roads, like Roxalana Road in Dunbar, that serve as feeder routes, also are considered a first priority, because they help people get between urban areas.
Then come the secondary routes…