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Will Cover
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Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
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NEW ORLEANS - Several unhappy motorists were stuck on I-10 after a truck carrying thousands of nails spilled buckets of them all over the roadway.

According to a report from WWL, the incident occurred near the I-10/610 split Tuesday.

Traffic headed toward New Orleans from Metairie was backed up for several miles as the three lanes of traffic headed toward I-610 were being forced to merge with the three lanes of traffic on I-10.

Clean up crews were trying to sweep the nails off to the side, but rain was adding to the problems, making it hard to sweep them to the side.

A State Police spokesperson told WWL the driver responsible was charged with having an unsecured load.


WBRZ

What a disaster. There is no way these workers can get every nail.



b-rab2
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
get some magnets.. amateurs.


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Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans


I can't believe it's not Baton Rouge.


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pretty screwed up situation.


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HogX
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
That driver is gonna get nailed.


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
You just can't make this shite up fricking Louisiana traffic


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TigerDude80
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
I'm going to buy all the patch kits from autozone and then set up shop a couple of miles down the road and profit...


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WavinWilly
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
Pretty confident if they leave even 1 nail, my tire will find it.
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Will Cover
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pretty screwed up situation.


You hit the nail on the head with your assessment.


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TDsngumbo
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
Stories like this really hammer home how important it is to have a good spare tire in your trunk.


GeismarGeauxer
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
Conspiracy theorists have tire companies involved to increase new tire biz.


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Huck Finn
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
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That driver is gonna get nailed.


Too soon; making a nail joke at a time like this is tacky.


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ihometiger
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
The truck driver nailed it!


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Hangover Haven
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get some magnets.. amateurs.



They have one... Just one....

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good spare tire in your trunk.


If you rolled through there you would probably need more than one. It'd be like spike strip that the cops use.


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LSUFanHouston
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
You would need some large magnets on sticks.

Reminds me of something that happened a while ago, before Katrina. They were expanding I-10 between Causeway and Clearview. I was driving through late at night and somehow a piece of metal ended up on the roadway. A car traveling in the lane next to me, a bit of ahead of me, hit the metal and somehow knocked it into my lane. I had no chance to avoid it. It flatened three tires and crack a rim. SOmehow, for the grace of God, I was able to get the car over to the shoulder.


real turf fan
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
I thought that there was a law that said you could only drop boxes of roofing nails on I-10 in Orleans Parish.

So much better at deflating tires that regular nails on their sides.


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GetBackToWork
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re: Report: Truck spills nails on I-10, causes massive traffic jam in New Orleans
While on the interstate in TX, saw a roofer lose a few buckets of flat head roofing nails. Watched as quite a few people paid no attention and drove on through.

Up the highway, the roofer was pulled over to the side, with a patrolman talking to him, as were several cars with flat tires and angry drivers.


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