Valdosta 'claw trucks' suffering issues

May 3—VALDOSTA — Mechanical problems have impacted the use of claw trucks by Valdosta's public works department.

Four of the "essential" trucks are temporarily unusable due to mechanical issues, a statement from the city said.

"We understand the inconvenience this may cause, and we want to assure the community that we are actively addressing the situation," the statement said.

The city is working to expedite the repair process and minimize service disruption, according to the statement.

Terry Richards is the senior reporter for The Valdosta Daily Times.