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City manager addresses large truck traffic

LOCK HAVEN – Lock Haven City Manager Gregory Wilson released a statement Wednesday morning asking residents to report large trucks illegally traveling through the city.

Many of these trucks are traveling to the former truck entrance to First Quality on East Park Street. That’s not the correct entrance however.

A new entrance to the facility was opened in 2019 just off of East Walnut Street with a new address for truckers to follow, 387 First Quality Drive, Lock Haven, Wilson said.

With the recent increase in demand for FQs tissue products, Wilson said the number of trucks illegally traveling through the city has “gone from a consistent problem to a crisis.”

The city and leadership at First Quality are working together to try and decrease the amount of truck traffic which is caused by trucking companies unaware of the change of entrance or GPS companies still listing the old entrance on their devices.

“It is illegal for large trucks to be on many city streets, all of which are clearly marked with signs prohibiting truck traffic, and they are prohibited because these trucks consistently cause damage to residential and public property,” Wilson said. “Residents who see a heavy truck on a street where it is not permitted who want the issue addressed must call 570-748-2936 to have an officer respond. Taking a video and posting it to Facebook or sending a picture to a member of city council does not solve the problem.”

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