September 1, 2014
More signs are going up along Lake Tahoe highways in an effort to reduce the number of bears hit by cars.
Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Magruder
says five "Bear Crossing" signs will be posted within the next
month along Nevada Routes 28 and 431 near Incline Village on Lake
Tahoe's north shore.
Similar signs were installed on U-S Highway 50 near Glenbrook
several years ago after a mother bear and her two cubs were struck
and killed by a vehicle.
Last year, 14 bears were killed on Nevada roadways mostly around
Lake Tahoe - the highest number in recent history.
The new signs - depicting a mother bear and her cub - will be
posted at known bear crossing locations along the highways.
Magruder says officials hope the signs will get drivers to slow
down at least a little.