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Sticky Goo On Turnpike Disables More Than 100 Cars

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Harrowing and horrible -- that's how drivers who got stuck in gooey black muck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last night are describing the experience.

A Turnpike spokesman says a leaky valve on a tanker spread driveway sealant over 40 miles, disabling about 150 cars and damaging others.

Bob King of the Chicago area told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review it caught drivers off guard. King says people didn't know what it was or what to do. He says it had to be "an incredible amount of
tar."

Laura Frick, who was traveling from Cleveland to New Jersey for Thanksgiving, told WTAE-TV that now she would have to turn around and go back home

Even some state police and turnpike maintenance vehicles had to be towed away. Traffic was moving normally by this morning.
      
   

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