Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shards Of Glass Blowing Tires In Chester County

There have been several reports that roads in Schuylkill, West Vincent and Charlestown Townships are being treated with crushed glass for traction on icy roads. Two bike shops in the area the Bicycle Barn and Beans Bicycle Shop have reported numerous flats.

The roads were in and around Yellow Springs, Diamond Rock, Flowing Springs – also, Pickering Road, Charlestown Road, Clover Mills Road, St. Matthews Road. [Map]

The Bicycle Coalition has asked the Chester County Maintenance Dept to look into the problem. If you blow a tire because of the crushed glass make sure you register a complaint with the PENNDOT Pothole Hotline - Call 1-800-FIX ROAD.


Anonymous said...

Isn't that also am environmental hazard? I am all for recycling, but using crushed glass in place of salt or sand does not sound like it would be good for the local fauna.