Debris on Highway 24 Flattens Tires on 20 Cars, Ruptures Fuel Tank

Crew removed the debris by 7 a.m.

By Bay City News—

Metal debris in the roadway on westbound state Highway 24 in Lafayette caused flat tires to about 20 cars and ruptured a fuel tank on one of the vehicles this morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The debris was reported on the highway at about 5:45 a.m. near the Central Lafayette off-ramp and caused numerous cars to pull to the shoulder with flat tires, CHP Officer Eric Anderson said. The debris also ruptured the one gas tank, causing fuel to spill onto the roadway, according to the CHP.
Crews had cleared the roadway of debris as of shortly after 7 a.m., Anderson said. He did not know exactly what the debris was that caused damage to the cars. No one was injured in the incident, Anderson said. 

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C Roberts February 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Is something wrong? Why do we keep receiving the same email Patch update day after day?
Chris Nicholson February 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM
@C Roberts: Patch has been sold by AOL and is morphing into a virtually "no touch" auto-aggregator of content. I wish the new owners and remaining employees the best of luck, but the local content is necessarily very thin as each remaining human manages very large regions versus the original model of dedicated Patch-by-Patch editing and content creation. Check out news24-680.com for an attempt at doing "hyper local" as originally intended (ironically by guys who were doing this before and then merged into Patch before it imploded).
C Roberts February 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Chris, thanks for this unwelcome news - a disappointment but I appreciate the news24-680 link and will check it out asap!
theresa February 21, 2014 at 02:21 PM
Thanks for the link, Chris! Despite the constant display of old news, I've been hanging onto Patch just for the very occasional tidbit of real news. Now I can dump this automatron.


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