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W.Va. State Police Getting Too Many Calls
West Virginia State Police are asking residents to use the Department of Transportation's 511 system to obtain information about road conditions.
State police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous says the agency's detachments are overwhelmed with calls about road conditions whenever a big winter storm hits.
Baylous says these calls tie up dispatchers who need to respond to emergency calls.
He also says the DOT has more information about road conditions that state police do.
The 511 system is available online at ww551.org and at WV511.org/Twitter.
The system also can be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.
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