VIDEO: Screws on an interstate cause flat tires for miles

JULY 9, 2019

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(CNN) — A container of screws that fell off a vehicle and littered the roadway in Jackson County, Mississippi, caused flat tires along nearly 30 miles of interstate.

Mississippi Highway Patrol responded Tuesday after getting numerous calls about stranded motorists near the Pascagoula River Bridge. When officers arrived, they discovered sheet metal screws scattered across Interstate 10 West. In total, 36 passenger cars and three semis each had multiple flat tires.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Wrecker response time was upwards to three hours for [motorists] waiting on tow trucks due to the number of calls for service,” the Mississippi Highway Patrol said in a statement.

The Jackson County Sheriff Department posted the following message on Facebook:


We have numerous reports of nails and screws scattered on the I-10 long bridge, westbound, over the Pascagoula River. We advise drivers, if possible, to take alternate routes because of multiple vehicles with tire damage. Mississippi Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol are on scene.

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