PAINT has been daubed to cover the English translation of road signs in Denbighshire and Conwy.
Road signs in Cerrigydrudion and Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr have been spray painted white but only over the English directions.
There are about 13 signs covered in paint on the B5105 road from Cerrigydrudion to Clocaenog Forest.
Some signs have been marked with the initials MG.
County councillor, Peter Lewis said: “This happened a few years ago but this time is different as they’ve left the initials MG on the signs.
“I do not know why they’ve appeared in Cerrigydrudion and the village of Llanfihangel.
“I have heard comments from people that it’s all a wasteless exercise.
“It’s unnecessary in difficult times.”
Words covered in paint on signs include Ruthin, Denbigh, school, speed camera and a ‘low gear now’ sign which has no Welsh translation.
A resident also contacted the Free Press saying that “racially offensive graffiti has appeared on road signs in Melin Y Wig (Near Llanfihangel GM) with all English
words whitewashed out”.
Conwy and Denbighshire council will be clearing the paint from the signs.
Osian Jones, North Wales representative of Cymdeithas Yr Iaith said the Welsh language society was not involved in the painting.