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Troopers issue warning, $1100 fine, after 3rd truck stuck in Smuggler’s Notch in 12 days


Vermont State Police are warning truckers to steer clear of winding road famous for entrapping big trucks.

Vermont troopers say that the were called around 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 15 about a stuck truck on Route 108 in the town of Cambridge (locally known as Smuggler’s Notch).

Troopers said:

“The operator of vehicle, Braden Pitchford, ignored and passed several clearly posted signs advising that tractor trailer units are not permitted. Troopers were able to safely guide the operator back towards the Stowe side. Troopers issued the operator a ticket, with a fine of $1,192.00 (2) points for being in violation of Title 23 V.S.A Section 1006b(b): Commercial Motor Vehicle Prohibited on Smugglers Notch.”

This was the third truck to get stuck in Smuggler’s Notch in twelve days, police said, prompting them to issue a warning to truckers that they shouldn’t even attempt it.


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