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Company Pays Toll Relief for Those Stuck in Big Traffic Jam

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP)- A construction company is reimbursing tolls for drivers after one of its trucks caused a 17-hour traffic jam in Virginia.
           
More than 3,000 drivers have gotten $44,000 so far. Those drivers paid to cross the 17-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel that connects Virginia Beach with the Eastern Shore.
           
The toll-relief fund is being paid for by Chesapeake Tunnel Joint Venture, which is constructing a new parallel tunnel.
           
Last week, one of its trucks was carrying an 11-ton piece of equipment when it struck the current tunnel's ceiling.
           
A one-way trip across the bridge-tunnel can cost $13 for passenger cars if they're not frequent users.
           
Joint Venture's project executive, John Hellman, said that toll relief was "the right thing to do."
           

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