The Ottumwa Courier

August 1, 2013

Couple unhappy about thwarted Snake Alley wedding


Ottumwa Courier

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Burlington couple thought one of the most crooked streets in the world would be the perfect spot for their small wedding.

But after a day of twists and turns that left the ceremony pushed to a sidewalk, they've changed their minds.

The Burlington Hawk Eye reports (http://bit.ly/11x3pbl ) Jeff and Carrie Krieger didn't want to get married in a typical spot and thought Snake Alley would be perfect. The 275-foot-long lane winds up a hill and is among the world's most crooked street.

The couple paid a $50 city rental fee allowing them to use the street as long as traffic wasn't blocked, but police intervened and the couple had to move to a nearby sidewalk.

Carrie Krieger says, "The more I think about it, the madder I get."

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Information from: The Hawk Eye, http://www.thehawkeye.com