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Thu May 9, 2013
MDOT may lift ban on trucking hazardous materials across Ambassador Bridge
The Michigan Department of Transportation may remove a ban which prohibits truckers from carrying hazardous materials across the Ambassador Bridge.
Rob Morosi, an MDOT spokesman, says most of the items currently considered hazardous are just normal household materials.
"I think a lot of this is being looked at with the most gloom and doom in mind. But when you figure that you have a million of these trips a day in the United states and a lot of these items are household products that we use - I think that all needs to be taken with a grain of salt."
Morosi adds, "It's vitally important to know that we are not going to allow explosive or radioactive materials. What we are looking at is things like propane tanks."
MDOT is taking public input on the proposal until May 27.
Lindsay Hall, Michigan Radio Newsroom