5/1/13 - CORRECTION - A lawsuit between the Comstock Residents Association, Storey County and Comstock Mining is over.
Court documents show Comstock Residents Association sued Storey County, arguing large mining haul trucks are a potential health hazard to the community, so they should not be allowed to use Highway 342.
A judge ruled, though the county can put a restriction on hauling, they decided not to. It is completely legal for Comstock Mining to use the highway.
News 4 spoke to a Comstock Mining spokesperson who says they are now using their own hauling roads and not using Highway 342.
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Comstock residents have won the lawsuit against Storey County and Comstock Mining regarding Storey County hauling ore from open pit mining operations in Virginia City.
Comstock Residents Association says the suit was in response to the 2012 request from Comstock Mining, Inc for an amendment to its special use permit allowing large mining haul trucks on State Highway 342.
Storey County Commissioners stripped this condition from the permit in July of last year and mining haul trucks took to the road for the better part of six months.