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Speed Limit Signs In Carbon County Community Are Targets Of Vandals
Beaver Meadows has a reputation of being aggressive when it comes to speeders. Route 93 which runs through the Carbon County community is well known for its fast and furious driving. In recent weeks four speed limit warning signs were vandalized. They were ripped from the ground and thrown into the woods near the guiderail. One sign was found in Lake Marie. Police Chief Mike Morresi said, "I was really surprised when I heard what they did to those signs. It is probably connected to our efforts to stop speeders in our borough." 85 year old Helen Mandzak lives on route 93 and told Eyewitness News, "I think it was more than one person. It had to be several guys since those signs are so big. It was more than likely someone who was given a speeding ticket." John Turner from Lehighton often drives through Beaver Meadows and added, "I think it is someone who wants to be able to say I didn't see the speed limit signs so you can't give me a ticket." The signs will be replaced in the days ahead but this time with concrete footing.