Call to ban hazardous loads in storms “not feasible”: OTA
PRESCOTT, ON - Prescott mayor Brett Todd may want to ban hazardous cargo from Highway 401 during stormy conditions, but the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) has responded in a letter that such a move is simply "not feasible". The mayor originally voiced his concerns at a council meeting in late March, following a March 14 crash and related hazardous material spill near Mallorytown that closed the highway for 30 hours. "Why are there not regulations to keep this type of hazardous material off the road when the weather is bad?" the mayor said at the council meeting, according to the Brockville Recorder. Todd added that the town of Prescott's location along the 401 corridor leaves it vulnerable to incidents like that.