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DOH may stop highway parking near WVU Coliseum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Bad news for folks who attend events at West Virginia University's Coliseum and Creative Arts Center: The state Division of Highways wants to end the practice of letting hundreds of drivers park along Monongahela Boulevard.

Spokeswoman Carrie Bly says DOH plans to put "no parking signs" near the intersection with Patteson Drive and the monorail overpass if Highways Commissioner Paul Mattox approves.

Morgantown City Manager Terrence Moore tells The Dominion Post (http://bit.ly/R0R3CX) it's about making the high-traffic area safer.

The change stems from a September accident in which a 17-year-old driver struck six parked cars.

Police Chief Ed Preston says once the signs are up, violators will either get a ticket or towed, depending on whether it's completely out of the roadway.

Spokesman John Bolt says WVU supports the change.


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