PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “I thought it was a bunch of shooting stars,” said one driver after crews worked to remove a fallen sign on the roadway in Bucks County.
PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum said crews were using a crane to remove a sign from the highway on Wednesday, but the sign was 15,000 pounds heavier than expected and fell onto the roadway.READ MORE: Supply Chain Shortage Leads To Some Philly Area Hardware Stores Being Overstocked With Winter Weather Products
The incident caused major backups during Wednesday’s morning commute.READ MORE: Woman Beaten To Death With Pipe In Old City 'Workplace Violence' Attack, Sources Say
But Mike Doan thought luck was coming his way.
“It’s terrible man. I was in the car smoking a cigarette and I thought I’d seen a shooting star. We were far back from the cars … but I thought it was shooting stars going into the air. But here the sign fell down or they were cutting it up or something. I thought it was a bunch of shooting stars, I was making a bunch of wishes.”MORE NEWS: 2 Killed In Camden County Crash Involving Fire Truck
Sadly, they weren’t shooting stars, just crews hard at work.