Motorists in North Yorkshire have been removing ‘road closed’ signs and driving into floodwaters.
North Yorkshire County Council’s highways department has had to urge drivers to stop doing so, following recent road closures caused by the past week’s widespread flooding.
Staff have had to repeatedly replace signs in some locations, and in one case a highways officer had to repeatedly drive back and forth along a diversion route to ensure the signs remained in place at both ends.
He was verbally abused by motorists for not letting them drive through.
A council spokesman said: “There have been instances of drivers removing warning signs and barriers so that they can drive along sections of road that have been closed because of flooding.
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