Truck traffic blamed for rattling residents' homes
Residents of an Oceanside neighborhood say trucks barreling down their block are giving them headaches -- and causing damage to their homes.
Waukena Avenue residents Sheldon Wald and his wife Sandy say vibrations from the trucks are affecting the doors in their home, and could even be to blame for multiple water main breaks.
Trucks weighing more than 8,000 pounds aren't permitted to use Waukena Avenue unless they're making local deliveries. The signs are hard to miss, but neighbors say that truck drivers ignore the warnings and use their street as a cut-through to Long Beach Road or Brower Avenue.
The Town of Hempstead says it doesn't believe the trucks caused the water main breaks, but adds it has asked Nassau police to patrol the road more often.
Nassau police say in 2016 officers issued 220 summonses to truck drivers, and so far this year, 109 summonses have been issued. But residents say more must be done to address the issue.
"We have been here 52 years and it's really gotten terrible, and I'm not gonna let the roads tell me that I have to move out to Florida," says Sandy Wald.
The Town of Hempstead says it is planning to repave portions of Waukena Avenue soon in hopes that the work will help reduce some of the vibrations for residents.