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Can’t hold it? Fast facts on Nevada’s ‘trucker bomb’ problem

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State officials believe the “trucker bombs,” pee-filled plastic water bottles discarded by truckers on Interstate 80 in Northern Nevada, is a direct result of too few rest stops.

Interstate 11—A future highway that will serve as the main interstate commerce corridor between Mexico, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford unveiled an I-11 sign at Hoover Dam last week to show the future route.

Trucker bombs—Pee-filled plastic water bottles discarded by truckers on the side of Interstate 80 in Northern Nevada. State officials believe the “bombs,” a longstanding problem in the Silver State, are a direct result of too few rest stops.

410—Number of miles Interstate 80 stretches through Nevada.

24—number of truck stops through Nevada on Interstate 80.

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