WVDOH sees an increase in litter during COVID-19 pandemic

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Division of Highways is seeing an increased amount of litter along roadways across the state during a time when it is especially important to work together to maintain a clean environment to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We have one of the most beautiful states in the nation,” stated Secretary Byrd White. “Our dedicated employees are doing all they can to stay safe as they respond to emergency situations and maintain our roadways to keep the chain of supply functioning for our citizens. Please be considerate and think of the hardworking men and women who will pick up what you throw out. This is a difficult time, but we are still West Virginia and we need to take care of our home state.”

WVDOH employees are taking precautions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 as they perform their essential work; traveling alone or in small groups, cleaning supplies and equipment more frequently, washing their hands and keeping rest areas clean and open for the public.

For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.

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