Couple warns of lose temporary road markers along Highway 79

Posted at 2:55 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 17:55:02-04

DESCANSO (KGTV) -- A San Diego County couple is warning others after getting a flat tire from an unusual source. 

Pamela Jessup was running errands last Thursday morning when she says she started hearing a thumping noise while driving her Toyota RAV4 on SR-79 near Old Highway 80.

Jessup says it was then that she pulled over and looked at her back tire. After not seeing anything wrong, she went on her way.

The thumping, however, only intensified after she drove onto Interstate 8. When she drove home, Jessup says her husband Davis found a temporary lane marker stuck, nailed in to the tire.

While doing their due diligence, the Descanso residents found dozens of temporary nail markers along the side of the road in the same area Jessup ran into issues.

A local tire shop was able to fix the damage to the tire, but it cost the pair $18. Other residents in the area took to social media to complain similar events that happened to them in the same area.

On Facebook, at least three others said they also got flat tires after driving through the area.

From Tuesday through Friday, neighbors reported a road construction project that included restriping.

On 10News at 5, we follow David Jessup as he makes the journey to the Caltrans subcontractor for answers and to give them back their lane markers.