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Copperas Cove Fire Station discourages drivers from passing through property

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COPPERAS COVE, TX (KXXV) -

Raymond E Ashcraft Fire & EMS Station in Copperas Cove have placed new signs that discourage motorists from passing through the property.

"We had an increase in the amount of traffic from the adjacent roadway where the individuals are driving across the property to get to a roadway that is behind the actual building," Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator, Gary Young said.

The Copperas Cove fire Department has two roads that run in front and behind it. These roads are causing motorists to try to cut through the fire department to avoid traffic areas.

The driveways are suppose to be "for authorized emergency personnel," but people use the area to cut through the city, the department said. This causes potential harm to firefighters who are using the area for training and other daily duties they added.

"There have been a few times that we have been concerned because of the traffic coming through here and primarily what we have seen is individuals coming through here at rates of speed that are equivalent to roadway rates," Young said.

Signs have been put up at the entries from Main Street and South 2nd St. the signs restrict unauthorized motorists from passing through the parking lot.

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