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ICBC helps drivers out of sticky situation

QUESNEL, B.C. -- A mix of rain and fine rock dust from road crews is messing up passing vehicles and the Insurance...


QUESNEL, B.C. — A mix of rain and fine rock dust from road crews is messing up passing vehicles and the Insurance Corp. of B.C. (ICBC) is offering free citrus cleaner to solve the sticky situation.

Quesnel road crews, who have been working in the rain recently, say that they have never seen the process of milling pavement cause such a mess. But motorists are complaining that a sticky black substance is splattering on their vehicles and they are un able to get it off with soap, which simply smears the mess.

The ICBC Claims Centre in Quesnel is handing out the citrus cleaner to anyone who shows up with an empty quart container, since most drivers are unwilling to shell out the $100 claim fee for a clean-up job.

More than 30 drivers have approached ICBC over two days last week complaining about splattered vehicles. Although cleaning vehicles with the citrus substance is an inconvenience, ICBC insists no long term damage is done to the paint as a result of the tar.


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