Asbestos To Close Some Berkeley Co. Offices

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Martinsburg, W.Va. (AP) -- A former woolen mill that houses several Berkeley County government offices and a community college will close temporarily so that asbestos can be removed.

The Berkeley County Commission decided Tuesday to close the Dunn building in Martinsburg at 5 p.m. Friday.

The building will remain closed through at least Dec. 17.

Student enrollment director Leslie Lee says classes at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College won't be affected because the fall semester ends Saturday.

Commission president Ron Collins says an "asbestos hot spot" was discovered around a skylight. The skylight and roof are being replaced.

Government agencies affected by the closure include the assessor's office and the sheriff's tax collection office.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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