Not Your Average Road Sign: Spencer Road Slips Concerns Neighbors

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Road work signs are not unusual on Egypt Ridge Road in Spencer. However late last month, some unusual, homemade signs began popping up. 

“I loved them,” said neighbor Susan Porter. “Somebody had enough brass to do something about it.”

The anonymous signs have since been removed, but according to neighbors the problem remains. 

“Every time i drive through, I think ‘Is it gonna take someone to get seriously hurt in order for this to get fixed,'” said neighbor Wanda Wayne. 

A major portion of the road has given away, on the other side stands a deep ravine. Neighbors say the slip has become a dangerous inconvenience, making a narrow road even smaller and more difficult to travel.

Porter and Wayne said they can still get through right now, but worry about how much longer the road can go without repair. School buses have already stopped running on the road. Many neighbors rely on water and propane deliveries, those trucks have stopped running as well. Neighbors also worry about their safety in the case of an emergency or severe weather. 

Many residents say they have reached out to the Division of Highways, but have not been given a definite answer as to when the repairs will take place. DOH officials could not be immediately reached for contact. 

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