Large Trucks Decimate Hoboken
Downed wires, wrecked cars, traffic tie~ups and more
Hoboken’s infrastructure (telecom, electrical, sewerage, etc.) is a mess all by itself – the last thing we need is for gargantuan 18-wheelers barreling down our roads inflicting even more pain and suffering on our residents. From getting stuck (or crashing) making tight turns (because of illegally parked cars), to knocking branches and wires down, these jumbo trucks just shouldn’t be navigating our narrow streets.
Below are a few recent snapshots of a wire a big rig chopped down – and kept on driving. I suspect this was a similar reason uptown Hudson Street had a power outage yesterday.
Here’s city ordinance § 190-32, which specifies allowable routes for trucks over four tons.