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Sticky Situation - 1,000's of Gallons of Driveway Sealer Dumped On Highway - November 23, 2011, 04:06 PM

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flood of gooey muck dropped from a tanker truck disabled more than 100 cars and damaged an unknown number of other vehicles along a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, officials said.A leaking valve on a tanker spread driveway sealant over the eastbound lanes of a long stretch of the Turnpike between New Castle and the Oakmont Service Plaza on Tuesday night, Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone said.
Turnpike operations officials on Wednesday said 150 or more cars were disabled when the sticky goo covered their tires and wheels. Some state police and turnpike maintenance vehicles had to be towed away after getting stuck in the tar-like substance, according to the turnpike operations center.


Traffic was moving normally by Wednesday morning, but the sticky mess hindered the

travel plans of some motorists traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Laura Frick told WTAE-TV she was traveling from Cleveland to New Jersey for the holiday.
"Now we have to turn around and go back home," Frick said. "It's horrible."
Retired firefighter Bob King told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the experience was the most harrowing of his life.
"It caught us off guard," said King, who now lives near Chicago. "It didn't seem like anyone knew what it was or what to do. It had to be an incredible amount of tar. It's still piled on my tires."


Cpl. Mike Corna, with the state police barracks that patrol the pike near Pittsburgh, said Wednesday the driver will be cited for not properly securing his load, though the specific tickets to be issued were still being determined. Police have yet to trace the origin of the load. The tank was filled somewhere in Ohio.
Maintenance crews got out quickly, dumping sand on the pooled goop and using snow plows to push it on to the shoulder, turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said. The mess was mostly confined to the right lane and the roadway didn't have to be shut down while workers tried to clean it up.


Turnpike officials urged motorists whose cars were damaged to call its operations center at (800) 331-3414. DeFebo said a number of callers have already been in touch with turnpike operations, which is still trying to determine how many motorists were affected.



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November 23, 2011, 04:08 PM

Hahaha! My best friend used to have a side business power washing and sealing decks. He got rearended one day and a HUGE bucket of sealer busted all over the cab of his truck (outside).


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November 23, 2011, 04:14 PM

lol. reminds me of this

Contractor uses wrong chemical to treat Beltway - WTOP.com


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Hmmm.. same guys who must have treated this track.
Corner Workers Didn't Show the Oil/Slick Flag = $1M Race Crash



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