Judge orders roads to Sago Mine kept open

| 9/13/2006

A West Virginia judge has ordered the two sides in a lawsuit over truck traffic near the Sago Mine in Sago, WV, to stop bickering and keep the roads around the mine open.

The West Virginia Record reports that three residents who live near the mine filed a lawsuit complaining of constant truck noise and coal dust.

Their suit asked the court to close the roads to truck traffic.

The defendants – the mine and two trucking companies – complained that one of the plaintiffs frequently got drunk and made obscene gestures to truckers, and sometimes tried to be hit by the trucks.

The Sago Mine is where 12 minors died in January after an underground explosion.