(4:25 PM) Several Vehicles Become Disabled After Truck Loses Scrap Metal

WARREN, Pa. — A truck hauling scrap metal from Warren to New Castle in Pennsylvania lost a portion of its load, disabling several vehicles along the way Monday.

The incident began after “multiple vehicles” were found to have flat tires stretching from Warren, Pa., to Franklin, Pa., to New Castle, Pa., between 8 a.m. and noon. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police from several barracks determined that a truck from McClymonds Supply and Transit Co. traveling from Warren was “losing its load.”

“While the truck was traveling south, it was losing its load consisting of small pieces of scrap metal onto the roadway,” state police said Monday in a press release. An inspection by state police in New Castle, Pa., found that the commercial vehicle was causing the problem.

Anyone who suffered punctured tires from this incident is asked to contact McClymonds at 724-368-8040. Crews with PennDOT assisted in sweeping the road to avoid further disabled motorists, state police said.