Governor Gregoire signed a law yesterday to keep large trucks carrying cattle off area roads and on I90.

I have been hearing from a local Sheriff’s Deputy about allegedly hundreds of commercial cattle trucks, some from Canada, that use Trent Avenue to avoid I90 in order to bypass the port of entry weigh station. Well, if they’re caught doing that in the future, they’ll face a $1,000 fine.

State Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was the prime sponsor of the bill. He says it’s important because the inspections can detect sick animals and large trucks travelling on roads not built to handle heavy loads can break the roads down.

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