Deflating Experience

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Driving the Kansas Turnpike was a deflating experience on Memorial Day.

Hundreds of roofing nails were strewn along the turnpike yesterday, flattening the tires of about 40 vehicles. That included one Kansas Highway Patrol car.

The two-inch nails were found on about an 80-mile stretch of the turnpike -- from 30 miles south of Topeka to the eastern terminal near Bonner Springs. And the patrol says the nails apparently were spread intentionally.

Patrol spokesman John Eichkorn says the nails were discovered about 2:45 p-m, and cleaned up about two hours later. He said most of the flats occurred between Lawrence and Topeka -- and some cars with multiple flats had to be towed.

The patrol has no suspects today.

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