Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

'That looks like a huge mess': State official states in email Lufkin loop may be a product of 'perfect storm'

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.

On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable.

As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them.

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