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Down wires constant problem for Obetz residents

A little street in Obetz has a big problem with truck traffic. Signs are posted on Howard Road, telling trucks to stay out of the neighborhood. (WSYX/WTTE)

A little street in Obetz has a big problem with truck traffic.

Signs are posted on Howard Road, telling trucks to stay out of the neighborhood.

But neighbors told ABC 6, many drivers are still using it as a cut through.

Some of the taller trucks have snagged low hanging wires, and the result sometimes leaves the neighborhood in the dark or without cable and phone service.

"I don't think (truck drivers) know how to follow rules," said one man who didn't want to be identified. "We've got a sign down there that clearly says no trucks driving through (sic)."

Village officials say the problem starts a few blocks away on Groveport Road, where some truck drivers ignore height warning signs and squeeze their way under a 13-foot-3-inch railroad underpass.

Obetz Village Administrator Rod Davisson said they then use Howard Road as a cut through to Alum Creek Drive, even though road signs clearly state ‘no through trucks.'

Davisson told us more signs are going to be put up, reminding drivers that big trucks shouldn't cut through the neighborhood.

He also said the village will also ask that phone, cable and electrical providers either put their lines up higher or put them underground.

Davisson said he hoped to have the new signs up sometime in the next week.

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