Tire dumping poses problem in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – A Marion County sheriff’s detective on patrol has been targeting a slow-moving truck loaded with scrap tires.
           
According to Sheriff Bo Burnett, someone has been dumping hundreds of tires along the highway, apparently tossing them from a vehicle every 20 to 30 feet. The tires pose a threat to motorists who sometimes have to dodge them in the roadway.
           
Burnett has assigned one detective to work on the case full time.
           
But Marion County is only a small part of the tire dumping problem. It’s an urban issue, too.
           
It’s become so bad in Chattanooga that Public Works Director Lee Norris is asking the City Council to adopt a new ordinance to crack down on dealers he suspects of dumping used tires

Categories: Chattanooga, Local News, Marion County

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