Greenbrier County homeowner raises noise concerns over certain truck engines by U.S. 60

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Loud engine brakes on semi trucks are commonplace along interstates, but one Greenbrier County homeowner said it should not be the case along U.S. 60.

John Marshall, who lives in Crawley, hopes to have some sort of action taken against the frequent noises made by both pickup trucks and semi’s near his home on Midland Trail. In a YouTube video uploaded by him and his daughter, Marshall recorded noise levels at more than 100 decibels, which is louder than a jackhammer.

“If they’re under 90, they’re livable,” Marshall said. “But when they’re over 90, you get that low rumble and it just shakes the house. It really does.”

Some solutions Marshall suggested include traffic enforcement from sheriff’s deputies or state troopers and an ordinance requiring mufflers on engine brakes.

Marshall hopes to have Greenbrier County Commission look into the problem, as he will present his case at their meeting on March 26, 2019.

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