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Watch out for the turtles slowly crossing the road – 6/2/2013

YORK, Maine — Signs are up in York, South Berwick and Wells warning motorists to be aware of turtles — slowly — crossing the road.

Motorists encountering the turtle warning signs are encouraged to reduce their speed. Late May through July is the critical time for female turtles to cross roads to get to nesting areas, according to Caroline Hailey, a spokeswoman for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.

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Orono, Maine 04469-5755
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