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).
“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.
It is impossible to drive a tractor trailer through Vt. 108 Smuggler’s Notch. Despite MANY signs advising TT drivers to not attempt, today here we are again for the 3rd time in 12 days.
1st offense = $1,197
2nd+ = $2,347
Any offense = Completely avoidable pic.twitter.com/ernvqnxVc5
— VT State Police Traffic Safety (@VSP_Traffic) October 15, 2020