What is chip van doing on North Wahanna?

I am entertaining a rhetorical question. What is a chip van doing traveling southbound on North Wahanna Road? Has a pulp mill been slipped into Bear Valley while I was staring out my back window at the moonscaped tree cemetery to the east?

I get it why loaded log trucks must travel by my front stoop. Southbound trucks aren’t able to negotiate the turn at the Melville Interchange where Lewis and Clark road intersects with U.S. Highway 101 so they need to approach 101 by traveling Wahanna in order to cross Neawanna Creek at 12th Avenue.

And when I look out and see a northbound loaded log truck, I know full well the trucker could be overloaded, and needs to travel north by way of Lewis and Clark road, to avoid the ODOT truck scales opened on Highway 101 near Reed and Hertig.

None of this addresses the question of the chip truck, but I would be the first to admit some questions don’t really need to be answered, particularly when all these observations are not imaginary but purely anecdotal.

Gary Durheim

Seaside

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