Reporters Notebook: A Look At Drilling Traffic

  • Scott Detrow

Ask a Bradford or Tioga County resident what his biggest gripe with natural gas drilling is, and he’ll likely tell you traffic.
Two-lane highways are clogged with heavy trucks hauling water, sand, equipment and gravel. People regularly build up to an hour of additional travel time into their schedule, to compensate for time spent behind trucks.
If you haven’t seen the traffic before, here’s what it looks like. I shot this video while stuck behind two slow trucks, on my way up to Canton, Bradford County yesterday.

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