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Big rigs cause issues on city streets

The City of Mount Vernon is working to discourage drivers of 18-wheel “big rigs” from driving on residential streets.

Councilman Chock Yates asked for discussion as to how to prevent or discourage the big rig drivers from traveling on interior residential streets. They are then getting to places which are not passable for them and damaging streets as well as private property trying to get out. For more from this discussion, see the June 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.