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Truck dumps load, snarling afternoon traffic

| Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

A truck dumped a load of concrete slabs on the ramp connecting the inbound Fort Pitt Bridge to the outbound Parkway East, snarling afternoon traffic.

One lane on the ramp is open, but inbound traffic on the Parkway West is extremely congested and stoppages will be necessary to remove material lost by the truck, PennDOT said.

The cleanup is expected to take several hours and motorists should expect significant delays through the evening rush, PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said in an e-mail.

Struzzi suggested that motorists use Route 51 either to the West End or the Liberty Tunnels.

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