By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The speed limit may have gone up to 70 mph on some portions of West Virginia's interstates Monday, but until the signs are changed by the Division of Highways the state police want motorists to keep it at 65 mph.
"Until the signs go up, it's still 65," said Sgt. Rob Blair of the state police barracks in Martinsburg. He said all of Interstate 81 through Berkeley County will go up to 70 mph, but the timetable for changing the signs is up to the Division of Highways.
"We'll enforce it the same way we enforce 65, either a citation or a warning, depending on road conditions and traffic," according to Blair. He doesn't envision any kind of a grace period once the speed limit signs change, however.