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Thousands of screws and nails litter SR 16 off ramp in Tacoma

The State Patrol is advising drivers to check their tires if they drove on westbound State Route 16 and took the Sprague Avenue off ramp in Tacoma Tuesday night. (Photo: WSDOT Camera)

TACOMA, Wash. - The State Patrol is advising drivers to check their tires if they drove on westbound State Route 16 and took the Sprague Avenue off ramp in Tacoma Tuesday night.

Trooper Brooke Bova said just before 9:00 p.m. they received reports of thousands of screws, nails and glass stretching across the roadway for about 50 yards.

Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane in that area one so westbound traffic could be diverted around the scene.

Troopers helped block off the area and waited for State Department of Transportation sweeper to arrive and clean up the scene.

The westbound lanes were closed for about an hour and a half while the sweeper cleans up the mess. WSP said it doesn't know where the screws, nails and glass came from.

Troopers said no one was hurt and there were no disabled vehicles in the area.

Anyone who traveled through that area earlier is urged to check their tires.



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