Thursday, August 9, 2012

Road crew paints yellow line over dead raccoon

From: Dan T.
Sent: August 9, 2012
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Subject: Fw: Road crew paints yellow line over dead raccoon

Road crew paints yellow line over dead raccoon
Now that's some great work ethic. I bet there are a few unemployed that would love to have this job and do it right. Dan.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — 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.

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. (Source)

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