- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A judge has overturned an ordinance that restricted heavy truck traffic in Morgantown’s downtown business district.

Kanawha County Judge Joanna Tabit ruled Tuesday that state code trumps city law concerning state highways. Media outlets report the city of Morgantown unsuccessfully argued that state code allows the city to regulate traffic on certain types of connecting roads.

Several companies and the state Division of Highways had challenged the ban.

Last month the Morgantown City Council delayed enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in September and banned commercial vehicles with a gross weight exceeding 13 tons from the downtown district.


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