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Tourists who flock to Northern Ireland to visit settings for the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" are complaining that a stark white line has been painted down the middle of the Dark Hedges, one of the most eagerly anticipated sights

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ARMOY, Northern Ireland — "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 gloriously 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 Thursday.

The modern markings ruined travelers' photos but wouldn't have affected the show, which uses special effects to obscure the road's paved surface.

PHOTO: A horseman rides along Bregagh Road, Dark Hedges, Armoy, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The iconic tunnel of trees that features as the Kingsroad in the smash-hit television series Game of Thrones has been painted with white line road markings in error by a contractor. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
A horseman rides along Bregagh Road, Dark Hedges, Armoy, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. The iconic tunnel of trees that features as the Kingsroad in the smash-hit television series Game of Thrones has been painted with white line road markings in error by a contractor. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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PHOTO: A jogger runs along Bregagh Road at Dark Hedges, Armoy, Northern Ireland, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016.  Road markings have been painted by mistake on the world famous road that features the Dark Hedges tree lined road which was made famous by the Game of Thrones and is now a massive tourist attraction.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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