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Wreck that dumped nails on Phoenix freeway snarls traffic

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Posted at 11:57 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 13:57:41-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Part of a Phoenix freeway was shut down for nearly two hours during the Wednesday morning commute after a wreck involving a SUV pulling a work trailer dumped nails and other debris on the roadway.

Traffic backed up several miles while northbound I-17 in northwest Phoenix was closed for about 1 mile (1.6 kilometer), forcing traffic to get off the freeway and before getting back on at the next interchange.

A state Department of Public Safety spokesman said he had no information on whether the nails flattened tires of passing vehicles and whether any citations were issued.