Why are there some missing traffic signs at the intersection of Route 926 and Newark Road? Because the evening of Jan. 2, around 6:45 p.m., one of those extra-long tractor-trailers was westbound on 926 and didn't take the little jog to the right around the triangle with the old blacksmith shop. Instead, the driver went all the way to Newark Road and then tried to make the 90-degree turn. His right wheels went onto the triangle (the ruts are still there) and he took out a couple of signs; one of them lodged underneath his trailer.
When we happened upon the scene just seconds later, the driver had stopped and gotten out of the cab to inspect the damage. He gestured for us to pass him on the shoulder. He didn't look very happy at this start to 2017.