by Joe Crocetta / staff photographer
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The residents of Pineview Mobile Home Park who run the risk of flooding whenever it rains may find relief sooner than expected.
William "Bud" Donaldson, Berkeley County superintendent for the West Virginia Division of Highways, said the state will install 150 feet of 18-inch pipe along U.S. 11 to prevent pooling water.
He expects the project, which will be funded with state money, to begin in two to three weeks.
"I don't know if it will alleviate it completely, but it sure will help," Donaldson said Thursday.
The piping, which will be installed about 250 feet north of the trailer park, should force the water to flow instead of collecting in the park and at Dr. Michael Kisner's office next door. The pipes will lead to underground drainage pipes.