Slow down on Ridge Road for turtles

Posted 14 July 2016 at 12:00 am


There is a turtle plight going on due to the drought and farmers using water from the swamp for irrigation. On Ridge Road from Hindsburg Road heading east to at least Creek Road, the turtles are crossing the busy road trying to find water and in the process getting crushed by rushing motorists that are too busy or too distracted to take the time to slow down.  

I understand sometimes it would cause an accident but most people don’t have a clue what is going on right now. In a short time hundreds if not thousands of turtles will be littering the road just like in 2012 when a drought hit our area.

Kellie Gregoire