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Scenes like this tractor-trailer wreck earlier this year on Highway 151 might be fewer now that the stretch of dangerous highway has been removed from the National Truck Network.
Feds kicks biggest trucks off Highway 151

Alton residents were granted at least some measure of relief today when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that Highway 151, also known as Graefenburg or Alton Road, has officially been removed from the National Truck Network on an emergency basis.

Based on the Federal Highway Administration [FHWA] emergency action, Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas issued an official order banning certain types of commercial vehicles from traveling on Highway 151, according to a news release from his office.

The ban takes effect starting today, April 29.