Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Eye On Boise

Laughy: ‘It would shut that down’

Attorneys for the megaloads opponents have put back up on the big screen the photo of a stretch of U.S. Highway 12 where a sheer rock wall rises on one side of the road, and a wooden guardrail 31 feet from the rock wall marks the other edge, just above the river. Attorney Laird Lucas asked Linwood Laughy what the impact on him would be if one of the megaloads had an accident and blocked the road in that spot. "Blocked highway access ... it would shut that down," Laughy said. He said it would block residents like himself from getting to the grocery store, to medical services, or to town to see their grandchildren.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

Follow Betsy online: