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Scattered nails damage truck tires

on September 14, 2013 10:30 AM

CAIRNBROOK (AP) — Police say they have a person of interest, but have yet to file charges against anyone for scattering nails along a southwestern Pennsylvania road frequented by coal trucks that have suffered thousands of dollars of damaged tires.

Jonathan Jones, president of Jones Brothers Trucking in Shade Township, says his coal truck drivers first noticed the nails weeks ago. Then on Wednesday, more truck tires were damaged.

Jones says hundreds of nails were scattered over a two-mile stretch of road leading to his company. He says about 30 tires were damaged or destroyed in both incidents.

Township police Chief Tom Holland says he’s also concerned because school buses travel the road and says, “Right now, safety is the No. 1 priority.”


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