Speech to Text for Heavy weight trucks causing problems in Battle Ground
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law enforcement in battle ground is on the lookout for trucks driving through town that exceed the road weight limits.town marshal jerry burk says this problem has grown since the state road 18 construction closure.routing devices often take drivers through town to avoid the road closure.however he says these heavy trucks need to take state-designated detour routes. a town ordinance established in 1993 says the heaviest vehicle weight allowed in town is 20-thousand pounds.burk says a concrete truck can weigh 80-thousand pounds. 3<"it's a safety issue as far as the public goes and it's a monetary thing for the town of battle ground because when the streets get torn up, we have to use taxpayer money to fix them"> burk says they plan to install more weight limit signs and increase patrols. moving vans, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, emergency vehicles, and farm vehicles are exempt from the weight limit ordinance. 3