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Truckers Come to Help, but Find Only Confusion

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KNIGHTDALE — Most Triangle residents have experiencedat leastsomeconfusion resulting from Hurricane Fran, but sometruck drivers from Miami had no idea what they were getting into when theycame to help.

Forty trucks have been in the parking lot at Baham's Restaurant inKnightdale since Saturday, when the drivers arrived thinking they would behelping with the post-hurricane clean-up operation. Since then, they'vefound themselves caught in the midst of some crossed wires, not the oneshanging from Triangle trees, but others between disputing contractors.

Driver Jaime Lorenzo says it's been a strange and uncomfortablesituation.

Restaurant owner Baham says he couldn't just let these guys suffer whenthey came with good intentions.

When the red tape gets untangled, sources say the truckers will be sentto Wilmington to assist with clean-up efforts there.

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