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Monday, July 19, 2010

(VIDEO) Truck - 0, Mountain - 1

screencap from video showing the usual result of tractor trailer use of the Highlands Road between franklin and Highlands in North Carolina



Tractor trailer trucks are prohibited from traveling NC 28/US 64 between Franklin and Highlands, and it is strongly recommended that large recreational vehicles and buses not use this road due to the rocky overhangs on one side and the steep gorge on the other.


I think that the video below captures this quite nicely:







By the prompt arrival of the Macon County Sheriff's Patrol, I surmise that perhaps someone had called law enforcement to advise them that a big rig was trying to use the road. I hear several calls a week on my scanner for law enforcement to direct traffic around one of these wrecks, and once or twice a month, a VFD or EMS Unit has to respond due to hazardous conditions or injuries on this road caused by irresponsible drivers of big rigs.


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