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Dump Truck Concerns Near Parkway

Near the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, some say it's a sight they're tired of seeing in Weaverville-- dump trucks.

"I think there's seven trucks that go up to the parkway and seven that come down and they rotate," says Linda Mayberry, who works at a local gas station.

One viewer tells us they're "terrorizing" the area. It's a steady stream on Ox Creek Road and Reems Creek Road.

"Well of course they're dangerous. They're big they take up the whole road," says resident Charles Downs. "They've ruined the road. "

The trucks go to and from the construction site along the parkway, but to some neighbors, they're a menace.

On their Facebook page , the Ox Creek Community Center tells residents the highway patrol is keeping an eye on speeding gravel trucks.

While some fear for their safety, Kim Henderson says the trucks are a loud but necessary part of the construction.

"Everybody has a job to do," she tells us. "It's not really hurting anyone, you hear the noise, but we just have to suck it up until they get done."

But there remains concern that all those vehicles haul potential danger with them on the those roads.


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