, Salem, MA


October 6, 2011

Letter: Traffic a mess in Peabody

To the editor:

Did you know that the Wise Chip company went into business in 1921?

That's one of the things I learned as I sat behind a Wise Chip truck for 45 minutes in Peabody Tuesday. I was in Centennial Park, trying to get onto Route 128.

I sat there watching people drive over the median strip to get onto the highway. Then I saw a woman get out of a truck, after which her boyfriend or husband made her get back into the truck. Maybe they'd had a little fight on 128. I know sitting there for over an hour trying to get onto 128 was making me pretty angry.

Then I get off 128 and onto Route 114 only to see a woman turning around, driving over the grass, to get back onto 128 because 114 was backed up!

Then I go Tremont Street figuring I could go right through there.

Except there was a huge puddle right in the middle of the road and I wasn't driving through it.

God forbid if we should ever have to evacuate this state. Now I know why I am a former Peabody resident.

Dawn Plona


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