LOOP 281 DRIVERS BEWARE: Roofing Screws Have Spilled Near Longview, TX
Someone working between Longview and Hallsville is not going to have all of their supplies when they show up for their next job, meanwhile a lot of drivers could suffer major damage to their tires and vehicles.
A heads-up this afternoon, as one driver posted on Facebook that he has encountered roofing screws scattered on one East Texas road. If you are travelling between Hallsville and Longview, this could be detrimental to you and your passengers. These particular roofing screws are located at the exit to Loop 281 from Hwy 80 E from Hallsville.
A big neighborly shout out to Clint Brem who posted these pics to warn folks. According to the comments section it looks as if the proper authority has been contacted for clean up. But this does serve as a good reminder that you should never pull over on a busy highway or road to attempt to clean up something like this. It's not worth risking serious injury or potentially losing your life.
While this appears to be an honest accident it reminded me of the time when caltrops were being spread across East Texas roads, remember that?
Caltrops are a device, in this case made of metal rebar, that is made up of four points and when arranged properly, three points are on the ground and the fourth is pointing up. When the hoof of a horse or other animal comes in contact, it forces them away. Back in the summer of '20 they were being spread along a stretch of I-20 as tire deflation devices. Read more on that here.
Y'all be safe out there.