Nails in the road causing problems on Highway 701
Georgetown County firefighters have been busy helping the South Carolina Highway Patrol and county deputies clean up a big problem on U.S. Highway 701.
At about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, the Highway Patrol was notified about a pallet of roofing nails in the roadway on Highway 701. The nails were along a roughly one mile area between Kimmel Road, just south of the Black River Bridge, to the Recycling Center near Choppee Road.
By 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, additional crews were called to the scene to help get the nails off the road.
Another patch of nails was found on the Horry County side of the Yauhannah bridges, also on Highway 701.
According to reports, there were some flat tires as a result of the nails.
By 5 a.m. the nails were off the road.
It is unknown right now how the nails got on the roadway — whether it was an accidental spill or something deliberate.
By Scott Harper
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