Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Some people are complaining that improvements need to be made along the median of I-69 in Fort Wayne specifically, the amount of debris that's not only ugly, it's not safe.
When a State Trooper pulls a vehicle over, they can direct them to stop in the center median.
The problem is, there can be so much junk there that it can be a hazard for the driver and the vehicle.
An abandoned vehicle must be removed from the Interstate within 24-hours.
Officers call the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) all the time to have crews take care of other big things like deer or chunks of metal.
But retreads off semi tires, nails, screws and other construction debris that may be falling off trucks could be sitting in the median, so drivers could be stuck with a flat tire if they drive over it.
Indiana State Trooper Gary Gerardot says he sees all kinds of things in the median, and worries about drivers safety on the highway. "Most of the time, say, it's an animal, typically a deer, a larger animal. Debris, if it's a whole tire, a rim, something that can cause a lot of damage. We've even seen furniture may blow off. Ladders, chains, there's all kinds of stuff."
To report debris, call: 1-866-227-3555.
INDOT says the next scheduled cleaning of the median is set for some time this fall.
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