Traffic warning issued ahead of 'World's Longest Yard Sale'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As Central Kentucky prepares for the annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has some reminders for shoppers and other motorists.

The state warns first and foremost no sales or parking on state right of way because it is deemed a safety hazard. The Cabinet wants to ensure that drivers have the proper amount of sight distance for intersections, driveway entrances and curves. Any encroachment on state right of way requires a permit from the cabinet.

For drivers, the state advises them to watch for parked cars, slowed traffic and vehicles turning into or out of side streets and driveways. They're also encouraged to park a safe distance from the highway, preferably outside a 22-foot "recovery zone" extending from the white line on the pavement edge. This area gives motorists room in which to maneuver in case of trouble.

The 690-mile event is dubbed the "The Worlds Longest Yard Sale" because it stretches from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama.

Every year, people are encouraged to clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Highway 127 corridor.

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