The North Carolina Department of Transportation has apologized and fired a contractor after sending out bizarre traffic alert messages warning drivers to "Stay home because of women drivers, rain, and Obamacare."
The most obvious conclusion -- that it was a prank or the system was hacked -- is actually not what happened at all. NCDOT claims a contractor was performing a number of routine tests on the system, but forgot to turn off the external feed while doing so.
The contractor was immediately fired.
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