Paint striping crews apparently did not leave enough time to dry when they worked on McGregor Blvd. recently. Vehicles have smeared the paint. At one point, they even painted a palm frond on the road.
"I think someone did not do a good job. In fact, they did a miserable job," said Paul Jones, who drives McGregor often.
A striping crew from the Florida Dept. of Transportation laid down new paint recently. But high humidity may have prevented the paint from drying. Thus, vehicles splattered the paint and caused smears, outside the normal yellow stripes.
"It is not a typical thing. But it does happen on those really humid nights, and especially if cars follow the paint crew too closely. That appears to be the situation here," said Deb Tower of the FL. DOT.
The smears occur at various locations on McGregor, starting at the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, and stretching south to College Parkway -- a distance of several miles.
DOT crews will cover up the paint smears, and the agency also will at least look at claims from people who say the paint splattered their vehicles.
"Someone had a rough night of painting. One of those things," said Matt Angelo, who drvies McGregor every day.