Most Shared

CONTINUING COVERAGE

CONTINUING COVERAGE

Weather Alert

High Water and Isolated Storms

Isolated storms possible overnight.  
Numerous River Flood Warnings continue.
Hundreds of low water crossings reported closed.

Search #keyewx on social media for updates.
Turn Around Don't Drown. Interactive Radar: http://tiny.cc/iradar Road Closures: http://www.atxfloods.com/ Rain Reports: http://hydromet.lcra.org/full.aspx#

WEATHER ALERT
Weird News

Weird News

 
text size

Pennsylvania Road Crew Paints Yellow Line Over Dead Raccoon

Updated: Friday, August 10 2012, 05:57 AM CDT

(AP) -- The "squirrelly" configuration of a western Pennsylvania road helped cause a state road crew to paint a double-yellow line over a dead raccoon.

Motorcyclist Sean McAfee snapped a photo of the mistake before it could be cleaned up and submitted it to the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown (http://bit.ly/MkHa1K).

He says he almost crashed, he was laughing so hard.

PennDOT spokesman John Ambrosini says paint crews usually have a foreman on the job who clears away any dead animals before the paint-spraying truck equipment passes by. This crew didn't have a foreman and the equipment was too big to turn around in traffic, remove the animal and repair the paint. He says the "the squirrelly geometry" of the narrow road didn't help.

But the crew did try to stop the paint gun.

(AP Photo/Sean McAfee) Pennsylvania Road Crew Paints Yellow Line Over Dead Raccoon


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

 
Advertise with us!