Letters to the Editor

May 26, 2014

Elmer Taylor: Gallo truck traffic is troubling

In the last few years, because of the expansion of E.&J. Gallo Winery, there has been a major increase in truck traffic from the facility. However there seems to be no concern for the residents or the people that live along South Santa Cruz Avenue.

In the last few years, because of the expansion of E.&J. Gallo Winery, there has been a major increase in truck traffic from the facility. However there seems to be no concern for the residents or the people that live along South Santa Cruz Avenue. We, as neighbors, were never notified of these major changes. It has turned into a major truck route with no sidewalks for children or wheelchair-bound persons to navigate without the dangers of these huge trucks. As they drive by, they raise so much dust that it makes it difficult to breathe. The air quality here is horrible and we don’t know what we are breathing or what’s in the dust being raised. Yesterday, I counted 30 trucks going to and from Gallo in 15 minutes! Surely they can understand the concerns that we have. Environmentally speaking, this is a terrible place to live, but we love our home. Something needs to be done by Gallo and the county!

ELMER TAYLOR

Modesto

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