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Parkway Pig Snarls Traffic in Pittsburgh

A little piggy seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed-up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh.

Why did the pig cross the Parkway? Apparently to go “wee wee wee” all the way home. The piggy going to market, however, apparently took the bus.

The little pig seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed-up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh.

A motorist tweeted a photo of the animal running on the inbound lanes that immediately went viral and caused a commotion on social media websites. It also led to jokes from people suggesting the city be renamed Pigsburgh in honor of the loose swine.

No one is sure how the “Pig on the Parkway” found its way onto the highway or where it went, not even monitoring the situation from traffic cameras.

“No one here saw the pig, only the subsequent congestion,” PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said. “We were not involved.”

However, he admitted that the barrage of tweets and media inquiries did lead to “lots of barbeque jokes” this morning.

Did you see the pig during your morning commute on the Parkway West? Tell us in the comment section!

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trusgold May 31, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Now there is NOO way my boss will believe that is why I was late!
Mike Jones (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 02:20 AM
Or you could just tell them you were stuck in typical Parkway West traffic. He/She would probably believe that!
Charleston Charlie May 31, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Perhaps it was a stunt by Geico, could the piggy help us save on car insurance?
b smith June 01, 2012 at 02:09 AM
You forgot to mention how sharply dressed he was. The piggy was wearing a scarf.
Mike Jones (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I heard he had a scarf, but I couldn't see it from the photos. It certainly makes the story more bizarre, doesn't it?

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