Friday, February 16, 2007

Gov Rendell to PEMA Director: You're doin' a heckuva job, Brownie

Following closures of interstates in northeastern Pennsylvania that had left thousands of motorists abandoned in freezing temperatures, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was shut down east of Harrisburg this afternoon. A tanker truck carrying flammable liquid overturned near the Lebanon-Lancaster exit around 10 AM. Three hours later, westbound traffic was also detoured.

The closure of the mainline has exacerbated travel through the eastern part of the state, where I-78 and I-81 remain closed between Allentown and Harrisburg. A Wednesday storm left four to six inches of ice on the roadbed and stranded some motorists for more than 20 hours.

Your money quote: "How could you operate a state like this? It's totally disgusting."

Thanks for visiting! Come back real soon now, ya hear? Governor Ed promises an investigation.

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