TribLIVE

| State


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

Pa. turnpike crash lesson for planners

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. Sex-soaked culture faulted for fraternity house parties
  2. Pennsylvania’s DEP chief seeking gas pipeline strategy
  3. Veteran designation on Pennsylvania driver’s licenses loosely audited
  4. PennDOT turns to roundabout intersections, citing safety, cost
  5. Four veterinarians charged for doping race horses at Penn National
  6. Mother, grandparents of starved boy sentenced to prison
  7. Trooper severely injured when hit by own car
  8. Pa. trooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force
  9. Impact of Ohio’s moves to reduce Lake Erie algae years away