West Virginia Warnings and Dangers

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    Coal Smoke and Embers can be Irritating
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West Virginia Warnings and Dangers

  • Ice and Snow

    under constructionAs we drove through the cold, snowy landscape, I tried to take photos of the ice dripping out of the rocks (photo 5)

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  • Chiggers--watch out for the chiggers!

    Chiggers are prevalent throughout many of parts of the United States, and indeed, the world. But for those of you venturing out into Mother Nature in the late spring and summer of West Virginia, chiggers are a hazard you are quite likely to encounter in our part of the globe.The itching from their bites can be as uncomfortable and annoying as...

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  • Steep Grades and Fog

    Be sure your brakes are in good condition when you are driving in West Virginia. There are frequent signs on the highway which warn of steep grades. If you are not used to driving in mountains take heed of these signs. If you ride the brake all the way down, the brakes will heat up and become ineffective.Also you have fog in the mountains. Either...

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  • Beware of West Virginia Highway 3!

    OK, I was driving down WV State Hwy 3 outside of Princeton one night, and almost went off the road, not to mention I almost got sick. Now, I am one who never gets motion sickness, my vertigo is fine, and I can handle roller coasters. HOWEVER, if you do travel down this road, don't forget your Dramamine! Also, the curves are sharp, and the drop offs...

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  • Driving in West Virginia

    The roads in West Virginia can be tricky, as they wind around mountains. Watch for large trucks carrying coal - especially in southern West Virginia. If you are not accustomed to curvy roads, take your time and enjoy the scenery, stay on your side of the road, and be watchful for the locals who will also try to take your side of the road around a...

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  • watch out! But do have fun at...

    watch out! But do have fun at the old race track in Charles Town. Here is an old potcard showing the track.

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  • Never insult a West Virginian...

    Never insult a West Virginian by saying bad things about the state. Residents have a fierce loyalty to their state. You won't get a gun put to your head, but you will hurt the feelings of very kind folks.

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  • I highly reccomend AGAINST...

    I highly reccomend AGAINST travelling in West Virginia unless you are from there. Although the cities are relatively safe, all it takes is one poorly lit highway sign and you will be doing your best Ned Beatty...and that is only if the police stop you.

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  • When traveling up and down...

    When traveling up and down Rte. 19 from I-64 to I-79 or vise-versa, you will encounter corrupt police officals in Summersville. Summersville is a widely known speed trap throughout the U.S. At all costs try and avoid traveling through Summersville this will make your trip much easier and safer.

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  • Don't get sucked into eating a...

    Don't get sucked into eating a 'West Virginia' slaw dog. They are disgusting. They take a Hot Dog and add some slimy chili with little white beans right on on top of the dog. They then take cole slaw with running white drippings and put it on the dog. YUCK

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  • When you are driving in areas...

    When you are driving in areas that are somewhat isolated or are heading toward the mountains, make sure you have plenty of gas at all times. Sometimes small towns don't have gas stations, especially after many small town gas stations and convenience stores were forced to stop selling gas because of a mandate to replace outdated gas storage tanks....

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  • Avoid taking a shortcut on the...

    Avoid taking a shortcut on the mountain roads unless you know where you are going. 13 mountain miles can take over an hour-even longer at night.This is southwest WV not too close to anything. The stae has great paks-just pick one. We have not found a bad one yet. We did find a wonderful remote park which was located at the end of a one way...

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  • The windy roads make it hard...

    The windy roads make it hard for people who get car sick easily. There are many animals that run out in the road too so be careful. And if you are travelling through Pensylvania to get there, watch for cops. They love to catch speeders.

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  • Although the Greenbrier is a...

    Although the Greenbrier is a wonderful Trail, it is rough in spots. So be aware that a Mountain Bike is Required to handle the loose gravel, that just seem to come out of nowhere. Also, there is a tunnel that is a little over 500' long. It has a slight bend in it, not allowing light to reach the middle. You can make it through without a light, but...

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