Heavy load on trunk road

RESIDENTS have been left mystified after a sign appeared in their village – warning motorists about the dangers of elephants and hippos crossing the road.

RESIDENTS have been left mystified after a sign appeared in their village – warning motorists about the dangers of elephants and hippos crossing the road.

Now Suffolk County Council is to investigate the sudden appearance of the sign in Levington and warned it may have to be taken down if it is deemed to be a hazard to drivers.

The sign on the main village road features a red warning triangle with an elephant on one side and a hippopotamus on the other.

It has met a mixture of reactions, from long-puzzled stares to uncontrollable laughter, but the person behind it remains a mystery.


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Suffolk County Council said it would be sending an officer to Levington to check if the sign has been put up on the highway and whether it posed a danger to motorists.

David Chenery, the council's traffic and safety manager, added: "We are not aware of these signs, but we cannot condone unapproved signs on the highway.

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"Whilst I'm sure these were probably put up in fun, signs like these can be seen as a safety hazard as they could distract drivers."

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