City of Tonawanda to truck drivers: Stay off Young Street. After at least the 57th time a tractor-trailer has crashed into the Young Street CSX railroad bridge since 2000 – with three crashes in just the last two weeks – Mayor Rick Davis decided enough is enough. Thursday morning, Davis issued an executive order prohibiting truck traffic on Young Street between the Fremont Street Bridge and the Vietnam Veterans Highway on/off ramp. The order reads: “The length of term of the Executive Order is indefinitely. I have asked our Police Department to step up Patrols in the area and have zero tolerance ticketing policy." City workers were busy Thursday making new signs to warn truck drivers that they need to find another route. "Something simple like: No trucks," said Police Capt. Fredric Foels, who has meticulously kept track of the crashes between the trucks and the bridge since 2000. They're expected to be posted in the next week to 10 days. Staff News Reporter Maki … [Read more...] about You asked, we answered: Why do trucks keep hitting that Tonawanda bridge?
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January 17, 2019 7:16 AM Squaw Valley Village saw 16 inches of snow fall overnight. Here's what it was like. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Jimmy Costigan, a contract worker for the City, takes branches to the wood chipper at the intersection of 19th and K streets in Sacramento, Calif. Thursday, January 17, 2019. The City of Sacramento hires contractors to prune trees in hopes to prevent hazards yielded by external factors like weather. There has been an increasing need for clearance cuts during this time of year due to weather conditions. Daniel Kim [email protected] Jimmy Costigan, a contract worker for the City, puts branches in the wood chipper at the intersection of 19th and K streets in Sacramento, Calif. Thursday, January 17, 2019. The City of Sacramento hires contractors to prune trees in hopes to prevent hazards yielded by external factors like weather. There has been an increasing need for clearance cuts during this time of year due to weather conditions. … [Read more...] about ‘Atmospheric river’ moves out of Sacramento, state after putting dent in state’s drought conditions
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Andres Picon Globe Correspondent December 14, 2018 An 18-wheel tractor-trailer slammed into the MBTA commuter rail bridge in Westwood Friday morning, generating delays on the Franklin line after a speed reduction was ordered as a safety precaution, officials said. The truck, which was hauling Hood dairy products, struck the bridge over East Street around 6 a.m., shredding the first third of the top of the truck, according to Todd Korchin, Westwood’s director of public works.MBTA crews inspected the bridge and determined there was no significant structural damage before allowing commuter trains over the bridge again, Korchin said. Advertisement The road was cleared and opened to traffic around 9:30 a.m., he said. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Thank you … [Read more...] about Another crash at infamous Westwood bridge that for years caused problems for truck drivers
Think Boston is the only place trucks are at risk of striking a low-clearance bridge or overpass? Think again. Billerica has its own type of “Storrowing,” and it comes in the form of an 11-foot-high bridge on Mount Pleasant Street. Case in point, a tractor-trailer driver attempted to travel beneath the bridge around 11:38 a.m. Monday, and the entire load separated from the truck. “It is unfortunately a very common area for truck strikes,” Billerica Police Deputy Chief Roy Frost said, citing the low height of the bridge, which serves the MBTA’s Lowell commuter rail line. Similar incidents happen maybe twice or a few times a year, according to Frost. The trucks end up heading toward the bridge if the driver misses a turn that would take them on a truck route after exiting Interstate 495 nearby, he said. The driver wasn’t injured in Monday’s crash. The road was closed for part of the afternoon while debris was cleared, according to Frost. Close … [Read more...] about Truck splits in half after striking bridge in Billerica