Monday, December 15, 2008

SIG Alert on East Carson Street with 50 wheels and one truck

In Southern California they have "SIG ALERTS" when traffic is very bad. We had such a situation on East Carson Street on the South Side last week when a massive truck with 50 wheels got stuck. It was making a delivery to the mill site on the river's edge at 11th Street, Quality Rolls.

This truck carried a section that acted as a swinging hammock between two other sections. There was a back end controller that allowed the wheels to turn.

Two cars, parked legally, needed to be towed. Plus, a no parking sign nearer to the corner needed to be taken down.

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The truck had a state police escort and city police were on hand too.

Traffic was stopped for 45 minutes or so. Hope you knew how to get around the jam.

Tip to the world: When making a delivery to Pittsburgh's South Side, don't put the goods on a massive truck.


Matt H said...

Did they get towed by the city tow contractor McGann & Chester?

Anonymous said...

I don't know.