CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Kanawha County judge ruled Tuesday, Dec. 16, that a Morgantown ordinance restricting heavy truck traffic is illegal because state code trumps city law regarding state highways.

Morgantown unsuccessfully argued that state code allows the city to control traffic on certain types of connecting roads. The judge disagreed and ruled the ordinance null and void.

Morgantown council members and City Manager Jeff Mikorski were at the hearing and expressed disappointment, but they did not say whether they would appeal to the state Supreme Court…