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CRESCENT, Okla. -- Loud trucks, fumes and heavy equipment noise are overrunning some Crescent residents' homes, and they say they are fed up.

When we tried to get to the bottom of this story, we were first told commercial properties were operating under residential-only zones in the city limit, but that's actually not the case.

According to the city attorney of Crescent, Logan County made a clerical mistake and labeled the area as residential. But the city is responsible for zoning areas, and it's been commercial for decades.

One family says it doesn't matter, they're still upset.

"You open the door and all you see is big trucks," Olether Toliver, a life-long Crescent resident says.

It's all thanks to a company right across from Toliver's home.

"I can't even take a walk down the street because I don't know at what time a truck is going to come down there," Toliver said.

They're trucks you would typically see in a commercial zone of land, not a residential one.

"This has always traditionally been farmland or residential property," Guy Toliver, Olether's son, said. "All I know is it's noise in the morning, 6:30 in the morning, there's the odor, whatever fuel they use, it emits, and comes through our ventilation system."

He says it doesn't matter what the zone is, it's not fair to have the headache.

"It's not fair because she was not, or anyone in the community, was never given an option to ascertain whether they wanted this in the community," Olether's son said.

And now they want them gone.

"Fix the roadways that's deteriorating from heavy 18-wheeler trucks, so she can live peacefully in our home, it's that simple," Guy said.

It's a simple fix that could be a long road ahead of them.

"It's just not the way to manage a city, I want them gone!" Guy Toliver says.

The land owners would not go on camera, but say they recently sold the property to a large trucking company and contend they're doing nothing wrong.

The Tolivers plan to keep fighting the disturbance.

 

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