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Nevada Highway Patrol warns drivers about debris on roadways

Posted at 11:54 PM, Apr 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-27 02:55:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV)  — Nevada Highway Patrol is warning drivers to be on the lookout for debris on the roadway.

The NHP Southern Command reported it has responded to more than 1,800 debris-related calls so far this year and troopers are expecting these calls to climb over the summer.

As the heat is a significant factor in tire failures, according to authorities, and tire debris can then become a major roadway danger.

NHP troopers said they do recommend drivers to run over the debris, instead of swerving out of the way, as this can prevent a subsequent crash.

Also, drivers were urged to contact NHP for any debris-related issues on the road by dialing *NHP.