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Bollards strike again
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Another truck getting stuck on a bollard on Main Street is expected to do little to change the fate of the red bells as permanent fixtures downtown.McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock says the truck driver was in a place he shouldn’t have been, even before getting stuck on the bollard.“He told one of my guys that he saw the signs telling him not to go that way, but his GPS was telling him to go that way,” Brock said. “He decided to listen to his GPS. He ran up on the sidewalk, ran over a planter bed and then he hit the bollard.”To prevent incidents such as this, a truck ordinance was passed prohibiting truck drivers from using Main Street as a pass through to their destination. Signs warning truck drivers were placed at all streets entering the downtown area.McMinnville officials recently considered removing the bollards.