June 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM
KAMLOOPS - A line to nowhere was not caused by a drunk or distracted driver, as some people on social media seem to believe, it is simply due to a mechanical malfunction.
A street line crossing Westsyde Road’s centre is due to a nozzle malfunction, city streets manager Glen Farrow explains.
The vehicle painting lines faces oncoming traffic and when it finishes a section it travels across the road to drive to the next job, he says in an email. When the vehicle crossed Westsyde Road near The Dunes golf course the paint kept flowing, creating the errant line.
“Throughout each painting season there are often a few examples when the equipment fails,” he says.
Farrow says the city tried to scrub the line off with sand and a street sweeper and will look into doing a more extensive clean up. Generally, he says, mistakes like this are left to be worn off with regular use.
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