OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.
State Trooper Alejandro Goez says the tar was in the center and right southbound lanes along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 295 in Salem County just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Breaking: Leaked tar coats the wheels of vehicles on 295 in Salem County approaching Delaware Memorial Bridge. Drivers suddenly felt cars way out of alignment&knew something was very wrong even though it was still dark out, they pulled over&saw why @FOX29philly @BobKellyFOX29 pic.twitter.com/lM70RdnKvT— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 20, 2018
The trooper says about 20 vehicles reported going over the tar between mileposts 13 and 8. The tar stuck to their tires and wheels.
There were no accidents or injuries. Workers scraped the tar from the road.
Driver Reggie Orange from New Castle, tells FOX29 News “100 plus vehicles” drove through what he did at 5:40AM. Reggie felt his car go way out of balance as struggled to safely pull over on 295 from the left lane like many drivers did with him @FOX29philly @BobKellyFOX29 pic.twitter.com/D4oCd5tTrY— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 20, 2018
State Police are trying to determine where the tar came from.
More drivers who hit leaked from tanker truck tar-like substance in South Jersey show it went for long stretch of roadway before discovered by drivers who could not believe their eyes when they eventually stopped safely&got out to look at what made their cars slow @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/bppW8oXzSk— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 20, 2018