Contact Us
Clarkstown Daily Voice serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack
Return to your home site

Menu

Clarkstown Daily Voice serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack

Nearby Towns

  • North Rockland
    serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town
  • Ramapo
    serves Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, Hillburn, Hillcrest, Kaser, Monsey, Montebello, Mount Ivy, New Hempstead, New Square, Pomona, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Suffern, Tallman, Viola & Wesley Hills
  • Orangetown
    serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan
news

How Do The Turtles Cross The Road? Very, Very Slowly, Clarkstown Police Say

Local police are giving motorists a heads-up about the annual turtle parade in West Nyack. Signs have been posted warning motorists that the reptiles are crossing a busy road there in order to lay their eggs. Photo Credit: Clarkstown Police Department
Electronic signs have been posted in West Nyack warning motorists that turtles are crossing a busy road there in order to lay their eggs. Photo Credit: Clarkstown Police Department

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. – It doesn’t matter why the turtle wants to cross the road, just that drivers will let it, say Clarkstown police.

It’s that time of year when the armored slowpokes need to get to a spot to lay their eggs, police say.

In order to keep the annual maternity parade free of fatalities, they have installed electronic “turtle crossing” signs in the area of Western Highway and Piper Court in West Nyack.

The whole thing should be over by the middle of this month, police say.

Meanwhile, they are urging motorists to slow down and let the determined reptiles get where they’re going in one piece – perhaps to the “Shell” station as one wag noted on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Clarkstown Daily Voice!

Serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Clarkstown Daily Voice!

Serves Bardonia, Congers, Nanuet, New City, Upper Nyack, Valley Cottage & West Nyack

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.