This photo submitted by Jamie Williams shows some of the damage caused by
logging trucks on Yellow Springs Road.
|Published: 9:06 AM, 10/25/2012
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The Cocke County Highway Commission agreed to
explore options concerning damage to roads caused by area logging operations.
Dan and Jamie Williams brought the matter before
commissioners during Tuesday's meeting.
"We wanted to see if you were aware of the road
conditions because of logging at Yellow Springs," said Jamie Williams.
"It's happening on McGaha Chapel Road, as well.
"The roads are being crushed. Will the roads be
fixed after the logging is done?"
Jamie Williams presented photos of several spots where
the roads have been damaged.
"In one spot, the road has caved in and there are
several spots where the pavement has been broken off the side of the
road," she said. "There are signs posted for a 10-ton weight limit. I
found out that it's a misdemeanor if they are overweight and they can be fined.
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