MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. (WTAP) – On Tuesday, the West Virginia Division of Highways paid a much-needed visit to a Mineral Wells development for road repair.
But according to workers it's not the first time they've responded to the area, and it likely won't be the last. Because flooding, residents have battled potholes and puddles for years.
DOH workers visited the development to temporarily repair the roads, but this quick-fix known as the chip-and-tar method has been used before.
And workers say it's not a permanent solution.
Mount Pleasant Estates has been having a drainage problem and they are also facing other issues due to temporary fixes installed by DOH workers.
Now that ice and snow are a factor residents say just leaving there houses has become an issue.
12 year resident Darla Co said, “I would like to see them come in and fix the problem, I mean it’s, people have lived here for years and years and it’s just gotten worse and worse. I mean we want it fixed, it has to be fixed, it’s hard on our cars, it’s dangerous for kids. I mean it’s just, it’s not safe.”
Some have even paid out of pocket to fix the problems themselves but were told to stop by officials with the West Virginia department of highways.
With the sleet, ice, and pot holes, some residents have felt stranded and called out of work because they can’t leave their houses.
Resents say they are rendered helpless due to their location and regulations.