TribLIVE

| State


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pa. turnpike crash lesson for planners

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 9:21 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG — State senators warned on Tuesday that a Valentine's Day pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was a lesson in chaos and gridlock that needs to be corrected before another one happens with more serious consequences.

The hearing before the Senate Transportation Committee focused on the weather analysis before water froze on the roadway during the Feb. 14 morning's commute, the communication gaps between the responding agencies and the lack of access responders had to the roadway.

Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, said that when agencies did respond, it was confused and chaotic and nobody seemed to know who was in charge.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Lawyers donate thousands of dollars to Pennsylvania Supreme Court race
  2. Reports grim for Pennsylvania’s state-run veterans homes
  3. All Pennsylvanians to pay more, GOP gleans from report on Wolf’s tax plan
  4. Pa. justices to consider murky case on charities
  5. State’s homeless rate begins to decrease
  6. Man charged in fight over whether Jordan or LeBron is better
  7. Penn State alumni trustees ask court for access to Freeh documents
  8. Pennsylvania police officer charged with criminal homicide in killing similar to South Carolina one