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High water covers road in Rand, WV, neighbors ask for help

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Rand, WV -

Clogged drains continue to cause problems on Raven Drive in Rand, WV. Water covered a large section of the road Friday following heavy rain.  

Barbara White has lived on Raven Drive for 50 years. Most of that time she's been fighting to get the drains fixed.

"I go down there and get paper out of there all the time but I can't lift that grill," White said. She said she tries to keep yard clippings and other debris out of the road. She asks her neighbors to do the same.

West Virginia Division of Highways crews were on Raven Drive Thursday cleaning out the drains. Friday the drains still weren't working.

"It is bad. It is every time it rains," said White's neighbor Mike Barnhouse.

White, Barnhouse and other neighbors said they are fed up with the problem that they believe has been going on far too long.

"It makes you feel like there is nothing you can do about it, nobody hears you," White said.

13 News contacted the West Virginia Department of Transportation about this issue.

"We cleaned the inlets," explained spokesperson Carrie Bly. "It appears there are some issues below the surface, possible clogs or collapsed pipes. For now, we will continue to clean the drains. We ask that residents be patient as our crews also work to clean up slips/slides and pave roads this summer."