High winds for the past three days finally gave way to fair skies, no wind to speak of and milder temperatures.
The high winds allowed a couple of range fires getting away and after the fire department suppressed the issue, they sprang up again, in one case and took out a barn.
That season is just about behind us.
They’ve been working on a stretch of Hwy US 99 near home place. The company doing the overlay work may only block off one lane for a distance of 3.7 miles at a time. The distance restriction is, of course, for the convenience of the travelling public.
The stretch they’ve contracted for is fourteen miles of road, the distance requiring Follow Me cars, and intersection guards and Flag Men. One of the guards/flagmen was a woman. At her rotation into the Follow Me car she became distracted and drove off the road into the barr ditch. She followed the barr ditch until she struck a culvert and rolled the Follow Me truck.
None of the travelling public followed her into the ditch.
The accident was investigated by the police, the lady examined by the hospital. When she was released by the hospital she was arrested and turned over to the local Sheriff for an outstanding warrant from another Ks county.
Which proves which moral I’m not sure.
From the reaches,