ARMOY, Northern Ireland (AP) — “Game of Thrones” fans, don’t fret: Cleaners are coming.

Tourists who flock to Northern Ireland to visit the settings for the hit HBO fantasy series were incensed this week to discover that a road maintenance crew had painted a stark white line down the middle of the Dark Hedges, one of the most eagerly anticipated sights.

The country road flanked by gnarled beech trees provides the otherworldly backdrop of Kingsroad, the central path through the mythical world of Westeros.

Government officials say the paint job was a mistake, and will be scrubbed off by today.


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