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first_img Tyler Barker Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at [email protected] FeaturedLocal NewsNewsWatch Lower speed, more patrols aimed at making I-77 safer By Tyler BarkerApr 16, 2019, 12:28 pm 504 0 PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials say they hope some new measures will make a dangerous section of Interstate 77 safer to travel.The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports West Virginia Parkways Authority said it would lower the speed limit from 70 to 60 by the end of April, increase patrols, and check tractor-trailers’ equipment more often.Parkway General Manager Greg Barr made the comments Monday during a ceremony in which a bridge was dedicated to two Parkways employees who were killed in a crash last year in Mercer County.The crash is one of several that have occurred along a stretch of Interstate 77 that goes down Flat Top Mountain into Mercer County.Barr said officials are trying to take a comprehensive approach to making the roadway there as safe as possible. Facebook Twitter Google+ Mail Pinterest Linkedin Next PostBeckley’s 13th Annual Sweet Treats now seeking dessert participants Previous PostRichlands High School Mourning The Loss After A Student Commits Suicide Home NewsWatch Featured Lower speed, more patrols aimed at making I-77 safer Tumblrlast_img read more