JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (August 9, 2012)--The "squirrelly" configuration of a road in western Pennsylvania is partly responsible for the double yellow line a state road crew painted over a dead raccoon.
Motorcyclist Sean McAfee rode up on the mistake and says he almost crashed because he was laughing so hard.
PennDOT spokesman John Ambrosini said 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, however, didn't have a foreman and the equipment was too big to turn around in traffic, remove the animal and repair the paint.
He said says the "the squirrelly geometry" of the narrow road didn't help, but says the crew did try to stop the paint gun.