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September 25, 2012 - 11:25am

Truckers and their big rigs clog travel plaza to gripe about DOT road repairs

posted by Billie Owens in pembroke.

About 20 disgruntled truckers and their rigs have clogged the parking lot of the Flying-J Travel Center in Pembroke and one of them called dispatch, demanding to speak to troopers about DOT road work. State crews are making repairs on the highway that are causing them to sit idling and they are not happy "with the whole situation." Troopers are responding to the complaint.

The travel plaza is at 8484 Alleghany Road, off the I-90, Exit 48A.

Jason Crater
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Last seen: 5 days 1 hour ago
Joined: Aug 25 2009 - 10:01am

I drove by this today. They weren't letting anyone on or off of the Thruway. It doesn't seem right, especially because there were no signs warning of a closed road.

I got back on 5 after a 10 minute delay, but had I NEEDED to use the Thruway, I would have been angry too.

Brian Schollard
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Last seen: 1 week 3 days ago
Joined: Oct 19 2008 - 9:46am

Just wait till the Thruway tolls are raised 40% for trucks. It will make it will make roads like 77, 20, and 63 unsafe with all the truck traffic!

Raymond Richardson
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Last seen: 10 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: Aug 18 2012 - 9:23am

Brian, how will it make those routes unsafe? Stop stereotyping truckers.

Doug Yeomans
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Last seen: 4 days 1 hour ago
Joined: Feb 13 2009 - 8:28am

Routes 63, 20 and 77 are already loaded with truck traffic.

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