Residents: Heavy trucks make local roads unsafe

Northport residents say the garbage truck crash that killed a Fort Salonga woman this week is a sign of another problem - truck drivers ignoring weight limits on roads.

Suffolk police believe faulty brakes caused the truck to tip over at Bread and Cheese Hollow and Pulaski roads Monday, killing 56-year-old Deborah Chevalier. Residents say the truck was too heavy to be on the road to begin with.

Neighbors say drivers ignore weight limit signs, using Bread and Cheese Hollow Road to cut between Route 25A and Pulaski Road. Suffolk police say they will try to increase patrols on that road.

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