The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Monday closed southbound Interstate 81 for about an hour near Carlisle when a motorcycle slid on human waste.
A PennDOT employee discovered the slippery spot near Hanover Street (Pa. 34) Exit 47 when a motorcycle crashed, according to a PennDOT spokesman. The employee alerted the Cumberland County maintenance office, which shut down the road so a crew could clean up the mess.I'm no journalism expert, but guys, don't you think that a discussion of the possible cause of the spill belonged in the article? I doubt that somebody took a dump on the highway, but we don't know for sure. More likely that a septic tank cleaning firm's truck had a leak or spill.
The motorcycle crash was relatively minor, according to PennDOT spokeswoman Fritzi Schreffler. "Our guys helped him get up and get the bike up and I think cleaned off, and he left after talking to police," Schreffler said.
How'd you like to be the motorcycle rider? This accident will likely cause him to be shunned forever in the macho world of biking.