Messy claim: $1 million may not be enough to pay claims in Pa. Turnpike tanker spill

    In many ways, the mess from a November tanker spill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is still being cleaned up and it appears it is becoming increasingly more expensive.

    The Associated Press reports the insurer of the company blamed for the spill says its $1 million policy may not be enough to cover the nearly 1,000 claims for damaged vehicles. The AP says the concern was raised in court filings.

    The tanker spilled asphalt flux material over 40 miles of the eastbound portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The goo, as it has been described, damaged engines and other parts of cars that drove through it.

    The November 22 incident was caused by a leaking valve on the tanker, according to the Associated Press.

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