AMES, Iowa – May 23, 2013
– The Iowa Department of Transportation has placed signs, barricades, fencing
and other road closure devices at locations on Iowa 9 west of Osage where the
roadway was damaged by flooding earlier this week. These traffic control
devices are there for a reason, to protect the public.
Opening, moving, removing,
damaging, altering walking or driving around these road closure devices in any
way is not only against the law, it can be extremely dangerous. The ground
around this area is very unstable and could give way at any moment. Going
around a barricade could cost you more than the traffic fines … it could cost
you your life.
The Iowa DOT is
requesting the public’s help in reporting any illegal activity in this area to
local law enforcement for prosecution.
Contact: Pete Hjelmstad
at 641-422-9459 or firstname.lastname@example.org