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post #1 of 3 Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 7:10 am Thread Starter
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Nails on I 77 Charlotte NC

I saw a bit on the news this morning about a nail spill on I77 yesterday. The spill ran 10 miles north from the SC line. I can't find anything on the web or the station site where I saw the report. Said there were a lot of cars with flats. I'd say it's a good bet there are more nails still, so if you;re in that area, please, please, please be careful, or avoid the road altogether if possible, for a few days.

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post #2 of 3 Old Jan 23rd, 2007, 8:02 am
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Got nails in every VW tire

Years ago in southern WVa, a roofer must have lost a box of nails because I picked them up in EVERY tire. I can't remember the exact total, but I know I had multiple plugs in all 4 tires. Some had more then two.

Just as a side note, stay as far from the burm/right side of the road as possible, (away from the middle) always as that seems to be where all of the road trash (nails, dry wallscrews, bolts and other assorted tire cutting metal) ends up. I ride a bicycle on a 25 mile trail beside a main highway and you cannot believe the stuff that I see and occasionally pick up during a ride. Just pulling a 4 wheel cage over to the side can be a hazard.

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add to dano's advise: stay on the on and off ramps. don't stray from between the lines. i've picked up nails and screws by cutting across the lines to get on the highway quicker. i haven't had a flat since i've stopped the practice. omurphy
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