- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Wide loads tie up traffic on bridge during peak time
To the editor:
I would like to express my concern about wide loads crossing the Mississippi River bridge before 8 a.m. At 7:45 a.m. I was on my way to work coming from the Illinois side. I was stopped by not only one, but three wide loads coming across.
This is an inconvenience not only to working people who end up being late, but for students who are trying to make it to an 8 a.m. class. Many professors do not tolerate students coming in late, and it hurts their grades.
I thought there was a law against wide loads crossing before 8 a.m. The man doing the flagging informed me that Missouri does not have a curfew on hours to cross.
I would think businesses would realize that between 7:30 and 8 a.m. is a very busy time for working people and students not only coming into Cape Girardeau, but for students who are attending classes at Shawnee Community College or Southern Illinois University from Cape and surrounding communities.
I hope surrounding businesses stop and consider this as an inconvenience to working people and students.
Olive Branch, Ill.