Tired of Traffic, Driver Bills Government for Delay

An Ohio woman has sent Michigan transportation officials a bill for the $16 she says she wasted on gasoline sitting in construction zone traffic.

Carol Greenberg complains there were no signs warning about the work on southbound Interstate 275 where it merges with I-75 near Newport, Mich., about 25 miles north of Toledo, Ohio. So, she says she got stuck idling for 50 minutes on July 23 while trying to get home to the Toledo suburbs with her cat after a visit to a specialty veterinarian outside Detroit.

She says her cat, Sammy, didn't like the delay either and howled the entire time.