Drivers say I-55 construction damaging windshields - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Drivers say I-55 construction damaging windshields

Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT
Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT
Midstate Glass has seen a 50 percent increase in their business since last week. Source: WLBT Midstate Glass has seen a 50 percent increase in their business since last week. Source: WLBT
Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT
Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT Drivers on I-55 say construction has been damaging their windshields since last week. Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

You know that sinking feeling when you see a crack in your windshield, and then it starts to spread, and then spreads some more?

Drivers on I-55 say recent construction has been tearing up their windshields in the last week.

For over a week now, contractors have been milling down lanes of I-55 in Jackson.

As they scrape the pavement, they leave behind rocks and gravel, which is being kicked up onto cars in traffic.

That's left some windshields battered and bruised.

Some glass companies in the metro say they've seen an increase in business since the construction started.

Midstate Glass says their business has gone up 50 percent just in the last week, with some of the company employees having to be customers themselves.

"You don't want to go down the interstate anymore because eventually you're gonna get a rock chip," Kim Lowery of Midstate Glass said. "Windshields are expensive and people are trying to save em, we pay taxes on these roads and they're just not taking care of the debris."

Glass experts say if you see a rock hit your windshield, don't wait to repair it.

The longer you delay increases the chances it will spread quickly across the windshield, and impair your field of vision on the road.

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