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Big rigs rolling down White Oak despite warning to keep out, much to resident’s ire

Posted at 7:30 PM, Dec 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-04 19:30:56-05

HENRICO, Va. -- Signs posted along White Oak Road warn tractor trailer truck to stay off the roadway, but much to the chagrin of neighbors, the signs are being ignored.

Neighbors said that the truck drivers are making the roadway dangerous for other drivers.

Police have increased patrols in this area, sources said, since January,

"It's really small and windy for a big truck to come through,” said Kaitlin Wyatt, a young driver who has had some close calls.

She had a near miss just a year ago.

"The truck driver was rolling through the curve and went into both lanes and almost hit me,” she said.

The signs are posted at both ends of White Oak Road.

"Aww man, they come through here all of the time,” said Justin Burton.

Sure enough, our cameras rolled Friday morning as one came down White Oak.

Burton said it's not only the curve that causes problems.

"They hit power lines, trees and everything else,” he said.

The major problem according to people living here is that the sharp curves make the situation worse.

Neighbors said truck drivers often over compensate and sometimes cause bigger traffic problems by wrecking or forcing others to drive into the ditch.

Residents who live here agree that the signs aren't enough, but they realize that police can't patrol around the clock.

“I live across the street from Elko Community Center and Henrico steadily sits there and pulls them over every day, but they still try,” Burton.