Thursday, July 19, 2012

Roadblock! (photo) Brooklyn PA on Tue

For immediate release -- OK for distribution to all lists


(Brooklyn PA) On Tuesday, near the illegal and unpermitted
construction of the beginning of the Constitution Pipeline,
a group of people spontaneously blocked a road for 30 minutes
after a 45 ton crane on a 9 ton trailer
went up a gravel road where they were gathering.

When asked, the driver of the escort vehicle
and the driver of the truck pulling the crane
both refused to present the road-use permit.

While the driver of the crane got away with his load,
it was not before photographic evidence was obtained of the crime.
(See below for the DOT number of the truck).

The driver of the escort vehicle initially spoke with
reps of the group, then spent much of the time
on his cell phone with the tinted windows rolled up.

Apparently, both sides called the police for help.

After about 30 mins, and with the illegal vehicle gone,
and the police no where in sight,
the group decided to cease the roadblock.

"It was a positive & powerful action"
said someone who was there.

One of the activists gave this statement:

``The operations up the road are illegal and immoral.
The government is colluding with industry
and is not enforcing its own law.

With mass-scale destruction
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
the destruction and segmentation of some of the
last and largest forests left on planet earth,

With the poisoning and the destruction of massive quantities
of our water precious and scarce water,

It now seems time
that we put our bodies on the line
 to stop this
insanity, to preserve this place for future generations. ``

The crane was a Manitowoc 8000,  weight is 90,000 lbs (45 tons):
Here is a similar one:,290_1.jpg

The trailer was a 4-axle Trail King HG series detachable lowboy trailer

    * 26' deck
    * 102" width
    * 12" extenders
    * GVWR 130,160 lbs (This is consistant with a 90,000 lb load)
    * GAWR 20,280 lbs (* see note below)
    * Weight 17,640 lbs empty (9 tons)

Here is a stock photo:

* Note about GAWR from Wikipedia:

=> Vehicles over 6,000 pounds are restricted from some city roadways.
=> Vehicles over the 8,500 pound threshold are required to have insurance
           under Section 387.303 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980.

Escort Vehicle:
License Plate: Ohio PHQ 3910, Ford

Crane Truck:
PUCO 79794
ICC MC 239904
USDOT 327069
KYU 054022
TFPN 097020

Rich's Towing
Middleburg Hts. Oh

Trailer License:
TNK 4598 : Ohio

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

2 comments: said...

The people of admire your efforts. We are ready to do the same. Stop The Insanity!

Chrys said...