36 vehicles, 1 semi with flat tires after screws spill on I-10 in Mississippi

RAW VIDEO: Screws scattered on I-10 flatten dozens of tires in Mississippi

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - Thirty-six vehicles and one 18-wheeler were sidelined on Interstate 10 Tuesday afternoon after running over roofing screws. The semi-truck alone lost five tires.

A semi-truck lost five tires Tuesday after running over roofing screws on Interstate 10 in Jackson County.
A semi-truck lost five tires Tuesday after running over roofing screws on Interstate 10 in Jackson County. (Source: Mississippi Highway Patrol)

WLOX received multiple reports from Jackson County of vehicles in the westbound lane with flat tires. Mississippi Highway Patrol said they believe a vehicle accidentally lost a container full of roofing screws.

Troopers have not targeted where exactly the debris begins but it appears to be most prominent on the Pascagoula River Bridge. We have received reports of vehicles with flat tires stretching all the way to exit 50 in Ocean Springs.

By 3pm, the debris was removed from the road, and traffic was returning to normal. For the latest traffic updates, visit MDOT’s Traffic website HERE.

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