34 vehicles receive flat tires on I-84, Route 8 in Waterbury due to piece of metal in roadway

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About 34 vehicles received flat tires on Interstate 84 and Route 8 in Waterbury on Monday morning due to a large piece of metal in the road. 

Connecticut State Police say that at around 8 a.m., roughly 34 vehicles received flat tires after drivers hit a piece of metal that was in the roadway on Interstate 84 westbound and Route 8 northbound.

The Department of Transportation responded to the scene and removed the metal with a payloader. 

Troopers say it is unknown where the metal came from but no one was injured. 

The scene has since been cleared. 

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