For at least the fourth time this year, a tractor-trailer was stuck in the hairpin turns of scenic Smugglers Notch. It happened on a sunny afternoon near the end of the foliage season, when travel through the Notch is especially popular.
On Tuesday October 25, at about 2:42 pm, state troopers responded to a call of a tractor trailer unit stuck at Smuggler’s Notch on route 108 in Cambridge.
Operator Kevin Foster passed several clearly posted signs advising that tractor trailer units are not permitted before stopping near the peak. Troopers and DMV Police were able to safely guide the operator back towards the Stowe side. Foster was fined $1192.
It was discovered that Foster had an active cite-and-release warrant for possession of cocaine. Foster was cited to appear in court in Rutland Wednesday.
VT Route 108 was closed for several hours until the tractor-trailer could be removed from the roadway. The Vermont State Police was assisted on scene by the Stowe Police Department and Department of Motor Vehicles.