Scary Sight: Orange Barrel Monster Greets Drivers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BRIGHTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- A scowling, horned monster made out of orange construction barrels is greeting Michigan motorists ahead of Halloween thanks to some creative workers.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports the creature is on display outside the Michigan Department of Transportation's maintenance garage in Livingston County's Brighton Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit.

Garage manager Mark Sweeney says the monster was created a few years ago with barrels that were damaged or worn out. Sweeney says some of the garage employees are "pretty creative" and their efforts saved the barrels from the scrap heap.

The roughly 9-foot-tall monster has big red reflectors for eyes. It stands next to a sign for the garage and is held together with used nuts and bolts.

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