CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston official says illegal dumping in a creek is worsening a flood-prone neighborhood's problem.
Public Works director Gary Taylor tells WSAZ-TV that trash and other debris block culverts, increasing the risk of flooding along Garrison Avenue when it rains.
Taylor says his crews clean the creek whenever heavy rains are predicted. But more trash appears, often just hours after the creek is cleaned.
Resident Bruce Gunnoe says the illegal dumping is putting lives and homes at risl.