QUEENS — Forest Hills police towed away several illegally parked tractor-trailers after their drivers recently turned the Grand Central Parkway service road into their rest area.
For several months, local residents have voiced concerns about tractor-trailers parked on the service road as well as in a nearby parking lot behind Forest Hills High School between 66th and 67th roads.
“Some of them leave the trucks there, some of them are sleeping there. They are also lined up on the service road,” said one concerned resident who did not want to give her name. “We don’t know what’s going on there at night.”
Other residents also complained that the parked vehicles block their view, making it dangerous to drive in the area.
In order to address the concerns, police towed away the trucks Thursday night, the 112th Precinct tweeted.
Due to complaints regarding tractors parked along the GCP Service Road, we're conducting a heavy duty tow operation pic.twitter.com/Ba8bbWSmYQ— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) December 18, 2015
It was not immediately clear how many tractor-trailers were towed away and whether the drivers were issued fines.