MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A Northern Panhandle city is looking to sell road scales officials purchased in 2010 amid the gold rush for natural gas.
Moundsville purchased the scales to weigh trucks officials believed were carrying too much cargo. The hope was the weight checks would spare unnecessary damage to city streets from overloaded trucks, which has been a problem in some localities where natural gas is drilled in Marcellus Shale.
But Vice Mayor David Wood tells the Intelligencer (http://bit.ly/1nW5RTM) he does not believe the scales have ever been used.
Now, Moundsville is looking to sell the scales to Powhatan Point, the village across the Ohio River in Belmont County.
Wood said the city paid about $9,000 for the scales at the time of their purchase.
Information from: The Intelligencer, http://www.theintelligencer.net