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Police Cracking Down On Over-Weighted Trucks On Walnut St.

Lynnfield and state police conducted joint traffic enforcement in response to over-loaded trucks using Walnut Street. Actions to continue in future.

The following is an announcement from the Lynnfield Police Department:

On Tuesday, July 11, 2012, The Lynnfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Police Truck Team conducted a joint traffic enforcement response to address overweight trucks using Walnut St as a throughway to Route 1 in Saugus. Trucks over 2 ½ tons are prohibited from using this section of Walnut St. by The Massachusetts D.P.W.

The combined efforts produced 25 citations issued to truck operators and owners that used the road in violation of the law. There will be several other combined enforcement actions in this regard in the future. Additionally, The Lynnfield Police Department will continue to monitor Walnut St. for overweight trucks and issue citations to those that are in violation. Truckers operating vehicles that are over 2 ½ tons are advised to use Route 95 northbound to exit 44a to access Route 1.

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