SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WUSA) - If you are NOT being annoyed by hundreds of political signs clogging the medians of Virginia highways...there's a reason for that. They aren't there anymore.
Lawmakers got rid of the exception which use to allow political signs along Fairfax County highways, up to three days after the election. Now, no signs (except for realtor's open house signs) along Virginia highways are allowed along public roads.
Most candidates seemed to be following the law, with one notable exception. Congressional candidate Patrick Murray has two huge signs on medians, one on the Springfield-Franconia Parkway and the other on Old Keene Mill Road in front of Springfield Plaza.
WUSA9 called Murray's office for comment. When his staff called back Tuesday evening, they said they'd "look into it."
Springfield Supervisor Pat Herrity says he's hoping Fairfax County can reach an agreement with V-Dot ... allowing the county to enforce the no sign law.
The fine is $100.