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Lack of parking in Adams causing problems

Giant trucks are heading to Lewis County. They're transporting parts to the wind farm project. How they're getting there is causing some problems. The trucks travel from the port of Oswego into Lewis County.



Adams Parking Problems

In Adams, they can't easily make this turn, so the end of East Church Street and Main Street parking is blocked off.

"It's affecting our business drastically because the customers have no place to park. There's a lot of elderly that come in here and depend on us because they don't cook at home, they come in everyday and there's no place to park,” said Derek Butler, Owner of Gram’s Diner.

Butler says the diner is losing about $300 a day, depending on when the cones are removed. News 10 Now did contact the Village of Adams. They declined an on camera interview but said the cones are only here from 5 a.m. to noon but we found out that wasn't the case.

A resident of Adams says he believes they're there 24 hours. He said when he goes through at 7:30 in the morning they're up and when he goes home in the evening they're still up.

Butler also says if the trucks traveled at night, the parking would affect fewer people.

The trucks are scheduled to transport parts through October or November. Butler says at a loss of $300 a day, he doesn't know if his diner will make it.

Officials working on the wind farm project say they spent several months coordinating the travel of these parts and this route was the... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  


Adams Parking Problems

In Adams, they can't easily make this turn, so the end of East Church Street and Main Street parking is blocked off.

"It's affecting our business drastically because the customers have no place to park. There's a lot of elderly that come in here and depend on us because they don't cook at home, they come in everyday and there's no place to park,” said Derek Butler, Owner of Gram’s Diner.

Butler says the diner is losing about $300 a day, depending on when the cones are removed. News 10 Now did contact the Village of Adams. They declined an on camera interview but said the cones are only here from 5 a.m. to noon but we found out that wasn't the case.

A resident of Adams says he believes they're there 24 hours. He said when he goes through at 7:30 in the morning they're up and when he goes home in the evening they're still up.

Butler also says if the trucks traveled at night, the parking would affect fewer people.

The trucks are scheduled to transport parts through October or November. Butler says at a loss of $300 a day, he doesn't know if his diner will make it.

Officials working on the wind farm project say they spent several months coordinating the travel of these parts and this route was the best one. They say towns were notified ahead of time when the trucks would come through.

If there was a better, safer route, they say they would use it.



Source: http://news10now.com/conten...

AUG 23 2005
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