Tanker Leaking Driveway Sealant Causes Problems On Pa. Turnpike

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(Credit: Julie Hilldofer)

(Credit: Julie Hilldofer)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A tar-like substance leaking from a tanker gave drivers on a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike plenty of trouble.

The tanker, carrying 4,000 to 5,000 gallons of driveway sealant, got on the turnpike at the New Castle exit.

Turnpike Spokesman Bill Capone says most of the spill happened between New Castle and Warrendale in the eastbound lanes.

The tanker stopped at the Oakmont service plaza.

Capone says there were no reports of injuries or accidents but hundreds of cars were damaged.

Some drivers think the turnpike should have closed the road, but it was never shut down.

Crews are applying a salt-sand mixture to the lanes for traction and cleanup.

Motorists who experienced damage can call Travelers Insurance directly at 1-800-238-6225.

Stay with KDKA for the latest developments.

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