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Speeders Targeted on I-77

W.Va. State Police

State police in Virginia and West Virginia have formed a special detail to reduce speeding on Interstate 77.

West Virginia senior trooper D.C. Graham says he’ll patrol a nine-mile section of the interstate in the Princeton detachment’s territory. Virginia senior trooper P.J. Deel plans to focus on I-77 in Bland and Wythe counties in Virginia.

Graham also will patrol U.S. 460 in Mercer County in West Virginia.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that Graham and Deel met on Sunday at the northern end of the East River Mountain Tunnel to discuss a strategy to reduce speeding.

Graham says he and Deel discussed the interstate’s most treacherous sections on both sides of the state line.