Nails Litter I-44 After Afternoon Accident

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WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. (KTVI) - For the second time this week, rush hour drivers had to deal with an accident that sent debris spilling onto an interstate.  

Traffic, traffic and more traffic, for some folk’s rush hour is the worst part of the day; others plan where they live and work to avoid the hassles.  But a hassle is a mild way of describing what west bound drivers on interstate 44 experienced between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm Wednesday.

A construction worker driving a flat bed pickup ran into a passenger car near the I-270 overpass.  The impact caused him to spill a load of tools, nails and roofing material onto the road.  That blocked two lanes of the highway for just over two hours.

Earlier this week debris from an accident on interstate 55 left morning drivers in turmoil, as chunks of concrete had to be cleaned up before traffic could return to normal.

Drivers we spoke to tend to be philosophical about it all or just resigned to the inevitable delays.     
Sunset hills police continue to investigate Wednesday’s accident.  They may charge one of the drivers.