The moose are on the loose in Waterville Valley!
According to the Waterville Valley Department of Public Safety, the moose have been VERY active along Route 49 the past couple days. One accident has already been reported.
Please use caution when driving, especially at night and in the early morning hours.
Each year nearly 250 moose are killed on New Hampshire highways. Their dark coloration blends well with dark pavement. To avoid collisions, drive no faster than 55 miles per hour at night and at dusk, so you can stop within the limits of your headlights’ illumination.
Moose-vehicle accidents can occur anywhere in the state. To avoid collisions with moose, scan the sides of the roads, as well as the roadway itself; drive 55 mph or less; and, if you do see a moose, slow down and be ready to Brake for Moose if the animal decides to dart in front of you. Click here for more tips on how to avoid collisions with moose.
My friend, Jae Demers, snapped these photos just yesterday of three moose on the side of the road.