This story seems to have gotten picked up by the national press:
HAMBURG, Pa. – National Guardsmen in Humvees ferried food, fuel and baby supplies Thursday to hundreds of motorists stranded on a 50-mile stretch of highway for nearly a day by a monster storm blamed for 15 deaths.
The traffic jam on the icy, hilly section of Interstate 78 in eastern Pennsylvania started to ease by the afternoon, but drivers were still seething.”How could you operate a state like this? It’s totally disgusting,” said Eugene Coleman, of Hartford, Conn.
Hey Mr. Coleman: Screw you and the horse you rode in on. I’ve had too much experience driving through your sorry state to know that sitting on a highway there is a regular occurance. You people have no room to lecture other states about their highway systems. You just have I-95, pretty much, and if I can average 30 through it, I’m doing pretty well. For some reason your state’s highways are under such perpetual construction, it’s been nicknamed “The Construction State” (satire on the state motto “The Constitution State”).
I should note, that Hamburg, PA is one of my favorite places in the entire commonwealth. Not only does it have Cabelas, but has some great hiking trails as well. I highly encourage folks to visit this area, and spend some money at Cabelas while you’re at it.
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I’ve been making the trip to Massachusetts regularly for the last 12 years, and there’s never been a time when there wasn’t at least one section of I-95 under construction.
And don’t even get me started if I dare make the trip on 4th of July weekend. The highway backs up from the NY/CT border to Cape Code. And that guy is complaining about a 50 mile backup?
If it wasn’t for the state of Connecticut, I could make it to Massachusetts in 5 hours instead of seven.
They just should have gone into Cabela’s and camped out. Plenty of supplies and I’m sure Connecticut folks would consider that “roughing” it.
Connecticut state flower, blooms in all seasons seemingly at random in all areas of the state, but especially suited to high vehicular concentration areas. Gentlemen, I give you the ever blooming orange traffic cone.
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