Kermit Looks To State For Approval Of Road Signs 9/23/13
CBS 7 News
September 23, 2013
KERMIT, TX-Kermit city leaders are turning to state officials to put a stop to a growing parking problem.
Mayor Ken Mays says the city is in talks with the state about posting "no parking" signs near the elementary school.
As we previously reported, Winkler County Sheriff, George Keely, says they have a problem with parents parking on the shoulder lane of East Highway 115, and walking their children across the highway to get to school.
Mays says this is unsafe and it's only a matter of time before someone gets hit by oncoming traffic.
"Just one time would be one too many. If we can prevent any kind of damages…or those kids getting hurt, or [their] parents… that would be my [concern], taking care of the kids," said Mays.
Mays says he wants to educate the parents in town, that this is a state highway and they need to drop and pick up their children in designated areas.
Officers have been patrolling the area everyday to make sure that no one crosses this busy highway, says Mays.
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