FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) — Motorists in northern Kentucky have been warned to watch for zombies along the Interstate 71-75 corridor.
An electronic road sign along the southbound lanes near the Kentucky 18 exit on Thursday morning read “Nightly lane closures, zombies ahead.”
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood told The Kentucky Enquirer that the sign was apparently hacked. It usually reads “Nightly lane closures, road work ahead.”
Wood said highway contractor Bluegrass Paving has been working in the area at night.
“We’re not sure how long it had been up. Luckily, somebody was reading the sign and brought it our attention,” she said.
The Transportation Cabinet learned about the new message midmorning Thursday and turned it off until it can be fixed. Wood said officials are not amused by the prank.
“Those signs are there for a reason — they are to warn people of road work ahead to keep the motorists safe as well as the crews out there,” she said.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com