Maine Drivers Warned of Zombie Danger

In this photo released by Universal Studios, actors are seen during zombie school training at the infamous original "Psycho's" Bates Motel" set on the Universal backlot in Universal City, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. Students got a lesson in perfecting zombie traits in preparation for the theme park's "Halloween Horror Nights" production kicking off Friday, Oct. 13 and continuing on weekends through Oct. 31.
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Drivers may have gotten a chuckle out of an electronic message board in Maine warning of zombies, but city officials were not amused.

The sign at a Portland road construction site was changed by a hacker to read "Warning Zombies Ahead!" on Wednesday morning. It originally read "Night work 8 pm-6 am. Expect delays."

City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg says the signs are a safety precaution and changing it could have led to driver distraction.

She tells The Portland Press Herald tampering with a safety device is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

She says it's not clear who changed the sign, but it's not the first time it has happened.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com

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