Jet Dryer from Pocono Raceway Helps Speed Up I-95 Reopening
Jet Dryer Keeps I-95 on Track
In a race against time and inclement weather, officials in Philadelphia called in a massive jet dryer from a nearby race track to aid in the reopening of a collapsed section of Interstate 95. The unique piece of equipment, borrowed from Pocono Raceway, is set to ensure that the highway reopens this weekend as originally promised by Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro.
The jet dryer, typically used to prevent wet tracks at the renowned raceway, is a remarkable contraption that features a modified helicopter turbine attached to the back of a Chevy Silverado. The decision to bring in the dryer was made by PA Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll, who had prior experience working with racetrack officials during his tenure in the region.