Nails litter Highway 75

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

ANNA, TX -- A truck carrying nails loses its cargo Tuesday night, forcing police to shut down Highway 75 north. Traffic came to a standstill as nails littered the highway for miles.

It happened just after 6 p.m. at the FM 455 exit in Anna. Police say a semi traveling northbound somehow lost its cargo load, spilling roofing nails onto the road.

TX-DOT, fire, and public works crews combed the highway, trying to pick up the nails in the dark. A street sweeper was also brought into help.

Traffic was diverted for about mile north of Anna in what became about a three-hour ordeal. Traffic was reopened about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

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  • by sam Location: Anna on Nov 22, 2007 at 07:15 PM
    Anonymous from Sherman step up and put your real name or you could hind behind a screen. And I did help clean them up I spent about 3 hours out there. ya I know how many miles it is 11 miles I work that road all week long. The trucking company has to pay to clean it up. So set behind a computer and do nothing thats what wrong with with some people these day they want something for nothing Your friend, Sam from Anna
  • by Anonymous Location: Sherman on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:06 PM
    Sam from Anna did you bother to go out and help clean the mess up from lets see McKinney to Anna you don't know how many miles he had been loosing nails, and no it was not taken care of, there are people that are driving on that stretch of road right now and they probably don't know it but I bet they will have a nail or nails in their tires and tires are not cheat now days
  • by Anonymous on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:03 PM
    beth from sherman, you must know nothing about driving a truck or hauling anything, before he moved that truck from wherever he was he should have checked his load to make sure there was no problems with it especailly when you are hauling nails
  • by Sam Location: anna on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:40 AM
    This is funny.How now a truck loss some nails on the higway evrybody within 150 miles from the truck wants new tires now. Yes it is the truckers fault to make sure his/her is safe for them and everyone around them. Things like this happen. I bet noone stop to help them claen it up I bet they never even slow down. We should just be happy it got taken care of. And the trucking company dose not have to pay anything is call a road hazard this is apart of life get over it.
  • by Beth Location: sherman on Nov 22, 2007 at 04:57 AM
    All you people act like you have never made a mistake before. You sound like a bunch of greedy people. This is what is wrong with american today every one out to made a quick dime on someone else misfortune. You know..NO body is perfect we all make mistakes from time to time some big and some little. You people act like he ment to do that. There is a difference between a accident and some one doing it on purpose. I am saying that it did make a mess(I agree) and that there is going to be alot of tire damage(I agree)and the Trucking Company should help pay for the tire damage. (But just lets see how many people will show up with tire damage that did not get there). But just don't condemn the man for a honest mistake. You just never know until you walk I mile in someone else's shoes.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:50 PM
    Hate to tell everyone but those nails will be on that highway for a long time there is no telling how many miles of nails there are on that highway, that truck driver should have checked his load before he left from whereever he had stop STUPID!!!
  • by Bill Location: Southmayd on Nov 21, 2007 at 04:11 PM
    Yes, it was the truckers fault.He is responsible for his load,just like I am if I throw out a Kool Filter king and start a fire or throw out trash.I wouldnt use my name either if i said something stupid.It was not an accident, it was neglect on the drivers part anon.
  • by Butch "Dubya" Hickson Location: The Stix on Nov 21, 2007 at 03:54 PM
    The Truck Company needs to pay for EVERYONE"S tires they destroyed and any other damage any one suffered due to their ignorance, stupidity, and neglagence. No questions asked! They need to be punished hard!! This does not need to happen! Please KXII: do your viewers a favor and publish the name & contact info of the truck company so that we can address the matter. Thanks for caring about your viewers!
  • by AMY Location: Frisco on Nov 21, 2007 at 02:39 PM
    I need the name of the company, too. I had to replace one tire with four nails, repair two other flats (two nails each), pay for a tow, pay for a hotel and delay travel because of this mess. There was one initial stretch covered with nails (could not tell what it was at the time) and at least four more over the next few miles. I'm surprised there were no major wrecks because there were large piles everywhere!
  • by commuter Location: Denison on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:13 PM
    The truck driver was never in any danger - the truck didn't overturn, it just leaked the cargo for miles. People like me will be driving miles out of their way now to avoid this stretch, and paying for new tires. To err may be human, but hopefully the trucker's insurance will compensate for that human error.
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