Goo From Truck Damages Cars Traveling Pennsylvania Turnpike
Sticky goo on a 40-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike disabled 150 cars and damaged countless others Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.
A leaking tanker of driveway sealant caused damaged over the Turnpike’s stretch between New Castle and the Oakmont Service Area, Turnpike spokesman Bill Capone told reporters.
Capone told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that travelers affected by the goo should contact the truck company’s insurer Travelers and call 1-800-238-6225 and follow the instructions for business claims and use the number F9Y7972.
The leak also disabled state maintenance vehicles and police vehicles driving on the Turnpike and had to be towed away.
While the Turnpike’s traffic moved normally Wednesday, it has put a dent on some travelers leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday.
"Now we have to turn around and go back home," traveler Laura Frick told the Associated Press. "It's horrible."
Others were angry that the Turnpike was still open in spite of the hazards from the truck.
"It's really frustrating. Nobody stopped you from going through that stuff," said Betsy Kowalski of State College, whose Subaru was damagedby the goo, to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It looked like their tires were melting. We started to worry that there was acid on the road.”