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Robbinsville, NJ - Residents: Amazon Warehouse Clogs Roads Near Facility

Published on: December 2, 2015 10:06 PM
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Monica Galvan secures customers' orders with bubble wrap before they are shipped at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy, California, November 29, 2015. REUTERSMonica Galvan secures customers' orders with bubble wrap before they are shipped at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Tracy, California, November 29, 2015. REUTERS

Robbinsville, NJ - Business is booming inside Amazon’s warehouse in New Jersey, but residents say the holiday rush has led to gridlock on nearby roads.

Robbinsville Mayor Dave Fried threatened legal action Wednesday after Amazon only sent a public affairs staffer to a meeting to discuss solutions to the traffic that’s clogged area roads. Fried says the meeting was supposed to include operations officials.

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/1luhVxr ) traffic grinds to a halt for miles when the fulfillment center’s more than 4,000 employees are going in and out of the facility during rush hour.

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Fried says the infrastructure wasn’t built to handle this much car volume. He hopes Amazon can change or stagger shifts.

He says police officers have begun manipulating traffic lights to direct traffic. That cost is being paid by Amazon.

Amazon officials didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.



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 Dec 02, 2015 at 11:11 PM Aron1 Says:

Boo hoo! Area residents have employment!
Boo hoo! They get paid and pay local taxes!
Boo hoo! They spend their earnings locally!
Boo hoo! Mayor Dave Fried prefers the bucolic benefits of fewer people going to work!
G-d bless America, where even a fool can be a mayor.

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 Dec 03, 2015 at 08:56 AM puppydogs Says:

Reply to #1  
Aron1 Says:

Boo hoo! Area residents have employment!
Boo hoo! They get paid and pay local taxes!
Boo hoo! They spend their earnings locally!
Boo hoo! Mayor Dave Fried prefers the bucolic benefits of fewer people going to work!
G-d bless America, where even a fool can be a mayor.

My sentiments exactly.

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 Dec 03, 2015 at 10:30 AM sissel613 Says:

Reply to #1  
Aron1 Says:

Boo hoo! Area residents have employment!
Boo hoo! They get paid and pay local taxes!
Boo hoo! They spend their earnings locally!
Boo hoo! Mayor Dave Fried prefers the bucolic benefits of fewer people going to work!
G-d bless America, where even a fool can be a mayor.

Couldn't have said it better myself!!!! They collect enough tax revenue from Amazon employees and property tax--put on extra officers to direct traffic. I'm glad he isn't our mayor (not that ours is much better)

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