Work to start soon on fixing Warfield's drainage
When the rain falls, the concern rises in Warfield. We told you about the flooding and what residents call Lake Warfield, now somethingâ€™s getting done about a situation that prompts health and driving concerns. Martin County officials have been blaming the problem on poor or decayed drainage systems. Not only is the stagnating water unhealthy, but every time the water stands in the road, Route 40 gets blocked. That section of Route 40 is what connects anyone on 292 from Kermit and the surrounding areas to Warfield and Inez. Martin County Judge Executive Kelly Callaham said getting this fixed is a huge priority. The state approved $130,000 to fix the issues, and work is expected to start next week. Hopes are that the drainage issues will be completely resolved by the first of 2012.