- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) - Donald Martin says it’s not unusual to see tractor-trailers attempting to negotiate a narrow, twisting road that runs past his home in Mercer County.

Martin, a former trucker, says GPS systems show Clover Dew Dairy Road is a shortcut. He tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1Fm6twa ) that big rigs following the directions often get stuck.

On Wednesday, a tractor-trailer hauling lumber was trying to negotiate a tight turn when it slipped off the road.

West Virginia State Police First Sgt. M.R. Crowder and Mercer County sheriff’s deputy T.E. Rose say they’ve seen similar incidents on the road and at other locations.

Signs posted at both ends of the road warn that it’s not suitable for trucks. Martin says bigger signs with lights are needed.


Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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