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Another truck gets stuck in Smugglers Notch


Vermont State Police (VSP) reports that a semi truck driver was issued a citation for becoming stuck on the Smugglers Notch segment of Vermont Route 108.

The truck became stuck around 11 a.m. on August 15, as 66 year old Ohio based truck driver Billy Tolson attempted to go from Stowe to Enosburgh.

WCAX reports that Tolson believed he would be able to make it through the Notch and ignored signs warning that tractor trailers are not allowed.

VSP says that the stuck truck blocked the roadway for about 3 and a half hours.

The incident resulted in a $2347 fine.

This is at least the second truck to become stuck in Smugglers Notch since August began.

On August 1, 49 year old Colorado resident Ramiro Suarez Cadena also became struck and Smugglers Notch and was issued several citations.

“Cadena told Troopers that he was unable to read or understand the English language, so he did not heed the multiple signs prior to entering the Notch,” VSP said following the August 1 incident.

At least two other semi truck drivers were caught using Smugglers Notch in July.

Each year, several semi trucks become stuck in the Notch after it opens for the season in the spring even though there are signs posted explicitly warning that trucks are not allowed.


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