Sticky Start to Thanksgiving Travel on the PA Turnpike

The Associated Press has reported that a leaking valve on a tanker spread driveway sealant over a nearly 40-mile stretch of the eastbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between New Castle and the Oakmont Service Plaza on Tuesday night.

According to the article, turnpike officials said 150 or more cars were disabled when the tar-like substance covered their tires and wheels. Some state police and turnpike maintenance vehicles had to be towed away.

Maintenance crews dumped sand on the sealant and used snow plows to push it on to the shoulder of the road. Traffic was moving normally this morning.

Turnpike officials are urging motorists whose cars may have been damaged to call its operations center at 800-331-3414, to determine how many motorists were affected.

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