The Vermont State Police November 1 were alerted to a prohibited vehicle in Smugglers Notch, a popular mountain pass in Cambridge. Troopers quickly arrived at the scene to find a tractor trailer obstructing the roadway.
The operator of the truck was identified as Shakur Awfarah, 44, an employee of Sagal Transport LLC. According to Awfarah, he had been following his GPS instructions when he inadvertently ended up stuck in Smugglers Notch while heading north.
Recognizing the violation, police issued multiple tickets to Sagal Transport LLC for bringing a prohibited vehicle into Smuggler’s Notch, as well as for impeding traffic. To assist with the situation, Elite Towing was called in to help remove the stranded tractor trailer.
Smugglers Notch was closed for the season shortly thereafter.
Prohibited vehicles in Smuggler’s Notch pose a significant risk due to the narrow and winding nature of the road. The area is known for its challenging terrain and limited clearance, making it unsuitable for large commercial vehicles. The incident serves as a reminder for drivers to exercise caution and be aware of restricted areas when navigating unfamiliar routes.
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