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More than 7,000 roofing nails spilled on Highway 101 in Warrenton

Closed New Youngs Bay Bridge to southbound traffic Saturday afternoon
By Jack Heffernan

The Daily Astorian

Published on October 16, 2017 7:06PM

The state Department of Transportation and law enforcement officials utilized everything in their metaphorical toolboxes Saturday afternoon to clean up a potentially dangerous mess on the New Youngs Bay Bridge.

A box containing more than 7,000 roofing nails had spilled in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 101 in Warrenton in front of the Premarq Center. Shortly before 4 p.m., police received a call from a driver reporting the incident, though no injuries or accidents have been linked to the spill, Warrenton Police Chief Mathew Workman said. It is unknown who spilled the nails or how.

Southbound traffic was blocked for roughly one hour and drivers were directed to a detour via the U.S. Highway 101 Business Loop as ODOT officials collected the nails in large plastic sacks.


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