by Jessica Reber
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:41 PM CST, February 8, 2013
Kansas Department of Transportation officials have apologized for confusion over recent changes to highways in Kingman and Reno counties.
The announcement comes one day after Reno County officials shared their concerns that renaming the highways could hamper emergency response time efforts. Emergency managers said drivers who didn't know about the changes reported an incident, and dispatchers would have to interpret where exactly emergency crews should respond.
In a Facebook post, KDOT said the official change was misinterpreted and should not have occurred. The highways will not be renamed until new signs are in place. The agency said district staff have been coordinating the future changes with local officials.
KDOT said it regrets problems or hardships that the misunderstanding might have caused, and is grateful that a potentially serious situation did not result in the delay of emergency treatment for a victim.
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