'Zombies ahead,' warns electronic road sign in SC

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Associated Press

Posted on March 21, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 21 at 8:04 PM

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Drivers near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line have been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks.

The Herald of Rock Hill reports that one of the electronic signs, which normally flash messages about construction or crashes, read "Zombies Ahead" on Sunday. Another flashed "Watch for Hunters," while a third said "Be alert for Tanks."

The signs are on Highway 160 near Fort Mill, S.C.

Ken Wilson with the state's transportation department says a key is needed to get into the control box for the signs. A code is needed to change the wording.

So far, there have been no reports of the undead or tanks.

Hackers pulled similar pranks in 2009, using road signs to warn of zombies in Collinsville, Ill., and Austin, Texas.

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Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com

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