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Warning: Zombies on Kentucky highway

Updated: September 29, 2011 12:32AM



FLORENCE, Ky. — The zombie menace has once again found its way onto a highway sign.

After pranksters switched the message on an electronic road sign, motorists in northern Kentucky were warned this week to watch for zombies along the Interstate 71-75 corridor.

The usual message about upcoming roadwork was changed to: “Nightly lane closures, zombies ahead.”

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Nancy Wood said the agency learned about the new message Thursday and turned it off until it can be fixed. Wood said officials are not amused by the prank.

The gag is hardly original. There was a spate of such pranks in 2009 in Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois and Texas. AP



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