34 vehicles get flats after hitting sharp metal on CT highway
Thirty-four cars received flat tires Monday morning after hitting a large piece of metal near Waterbury’s Mixmaster.
All of the vehicles that got flats were exiting westbound I-84 west onto the northbound Route 8 ramp.
The multiple flats were reported around 8 a.m. with vehicles pulled over the side of the exit ramp or father up Route 8.
State police said the flat tires were caused by a sharp piece of metal on the highway.
DOT responded and removed the metal with a payloader.
Troopers remind motorists to use caution when attempting to avoid objects in the roadway. Reduce speed if possible. If you do strike an object in the roadway, turn on vehicles hazard lights, and move as far right as possible and call 911 for assistance.
Several tow trucks and the DOT’s State Farm Safety Patrol were also on the scene