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Truck driver fined $3,544 after getting stuck in Smugglers Notch


Vermont State Police (VSP) say that a truck driver was fined on Tuesday morning after ignoring signs forbidding truck traffic and getting stuck on a steep and curvy roadway notorious for snagging semi trucks.

Around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, VSP responded to Vermont Route 108 in Cambridge for a reported tractor trailer stuck in Smugglers Notch.

“Investigation revealed the operator, Kevin Drayton, was traveling south on Route 108S towards Stowe, when he chose to disobey several road signs advising tractor trailers were prohibited. As a result, Drayton got his tractor trailer unit stuck and the roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours,” VSP said in a news release.

VSP said that Drayton was issued two Vermont Civil Violation Complaints for a total monetary fine of $3,544.00.

Truck drivers are never allowed on Smugglers Notch, but many still find themselves stuck on the notorious stretch of road each year in spite of several signs warning that trucks aren’t allowed.

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