By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno
Along with the many other difficulties that we are experiencing post-Hurricane Ian, large debris piles are creating blind spots for drivers.
Collections of uprooted landscape materials, furniture, appliances and other materials have been placed adjacent to roadways, driveways and intersections. The volume, broadness and height of some of these debris piles have made it difficult and/or impossible for drivers to see oncoming vehicles, driveways and, most importantly, pedestrians.
Drivers have reported experiences involving bicyclists, children, pets, etc. entering the roadway from behind debris piles, leaving little time to react to this unexpected road condition.
Some smaller intersections have reduced visibility making it more difficult to see oncoming traffic.
Please exercise extreme caution when approaching accumulations of trash and landscaping debris. Anticipate unexpected road conditions, reduce vehicle speed and ensure that you have a clear and unobstructed view of the roadway before proceeding.
An extra moment of caution may make a significant difference.