Downed street signs must await thaw



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A down stopped sign at the intersection of Fiesta and Cumberland drives in Franklin. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


A down stopped sign at the intersection of Fiesta and Cumberland drives in Franklin. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


If street sign was knocked down this winter, expect to wait until spring to see it again.

Unless it’s a stop or yield sign, local street departments will wait for warmer weather to put new posts in the ground.

About a dozen signs in Franklin have been knocked down by vehicles this winter. When workers dug into the ground a few weeks ago, it was frozen about a foot deep, interim street commissioner Andy Duckworth said. Temperatures haven’t been any warmer, and trying to pound a new post into the ground is impossible.

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