(CMR) Police said they did not make any arrangements with Cox Lumber on Friday for the removal of a load of lumber that fell from one of its trucks in Savannah. The removal process created a major traffic gridlock Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the material fell from the truck causing major traffic mayhem for thousands of commuters.
Frustrated commuters, some of whom were in Thursday's gridlock for hours, were upset that the police would allow the removal process during peak hours. Several of them expressed their frustration on The Cold Hard Truth Friday. However, the police said the RCIPS did not approve the removal.
In response to a query made by CMR, Commission Derek Byrne said that based on information he received, Cox Lumber did not communicate with the RCIPS to arrange the material's removal this morning.
He said, “a full police investigation is being launched into the events last night and this morning and will be overseen by the Superintendent assigned to the eastern district.”