A Spokane woman who stands between impatient drivers and her road construction crew is being credited with saving three children who were abandoned by their mother.
It's construction season in the Spokane area and that means delays and detours and sometimes stopping traffic altogether. You have to be a take-charge kind of person to be a flagger and in this case that assertiveness got some young kids out of a very unhealthy situation.
Kelly Stickelmeyer is a flagger for the Spokane County Road Department and, with the help of her sign and a radio, she keeps traffic moving in both directions even when sometimes, only one lane is open.
?It's to keep traffic flowing as easy as possible keep the crews safe, keep the traffic safe,? she explained.
Last month Stickelmeyer was flagging a pavement patching job in the Highland Estates when she spotted two little girls crying on the porch of a nearby home.