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No zombie sightings despite warning on 520

Drivers on eastbound 520 may have noticed a strange warning from the WSDOT Monday morning. (Photo courtesy

There weren’t any sightings of reanimated corpses along
520, but there was a warning of “zombie’s ahead” on the
well-traveled state route Monday morning.

Drivers headed toward Bellevue were greeted with “Warning:
Zombies Ahead.” According to, the sign also
switched to “012 GHS WEOUTCHA YEWB&#$”

Road crews were sent out to change the signs before too

It’s not entirely clear who or how the signs were tampered
with, but Kris Olsen with the Washington State Department
Transportation said it wasn’t an easy feat.

“These signs are password protected. So they managed to
bypass those security (measures),” she said. “We’re going
to work with the contractors to make sure to strengthen
those security procedures and the passwords to make sure
that doesn’t happen again.”

Olsen said not only does tampering with the signs
compromise the safety of drivers and road crews, it’s also
a felony.

There are no clear suspects, but the theory is that GHS
could stand for Garfield High School, with “012”
giving credit to the class of 2012.

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