Truck drivers have been using Ruffin Mill Road from I-95 to I-295 in Colonial Heights, Virginia as a shortcut to a local truck stop or to the highway and it’s creating a headache for local residents.
Ruffin Mills Road, also referred to as “Snake Road,” is a narrow, windy 2-lane road with no shoulder. The road is also riddled with dips and blind curves. This is a truck restricted road. Despite the signs dotting the road warning drivers not to enter, two to three trucks a day still attempt the shortcut.
“We have it signed in places but appears the trucks on Ruffin Road ignore the signs because the GPS units show this is the shortest path to the truck stop!” Butch Sirry with VDOT told NBC 12.
“I’ve been late multiple times taking kids to school, not able to get to my house due to a truck that’s not going any further, or a vehicle that’s been in a ditch,” Eric Gryder told NBC 12. “Due to the fact that the truck was going the way it shouldn’t.”
VDOT says they’re working on putting up “flashier signs,” but in the mean time, they’re trying to spread the word- this is one shortcut you don’t want to take.
Video Source: NBC12