PORT ANGELES — You can keep on truckin’ to Tumwater Truck Route businesses.
Although the road remains closed to through traffic while giant girders for the Eighth Street bridges are delivered, enterprises at either end of state Highway 117 remain open.
When Port Angeles officials erected signs saying that the route would be shut during delivery of the 85-ton beams, some people mistakenly thought establishments at its north and south ends would be inaccessible.
Mary Konopaski, co-owner of the Port Angeles Tire Factory, 320 Tumwater Truck Route, said customers started canceling appointments to have tires mounted at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
“We even got the guy from the post office come in and say he won’t deliver our mail,” she said.
At the other end of the road, James Ellis, owner of Heartline Batteries, 4317 Tumwater Truck Route, said, “Yesterday I was busy.
“Today, it just died, like they shut the switch off.”