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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Cleveland Police Remind Drivers Affected By I-77 Debris Yesterday to Make Report

Posted By on Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 12:15 PM

click to enlarge Street sweepers got to work after yesterday's accident. - PHOTO VIA CLEVELAND FIRE/TWITTER
  • Photo via Cleveland Fire/Twitter
  • Street sweepers got to work after yesterday's accident.
One section of northbound I-77 was a hot mess yesterday after a dump truck accidentally unloaded some of its contents onto the road, popping the tires of more than 100 cars.

The stretch of highway between Fleet Ave. and the I-490 split was shut down for hours, causing damage and some seriously backed-up commuters. Now, Cleveland Police are reminding drivers that anyone whose vehicles were affected by the accident can make a report for potential reimbursement.

Cleanup of the small metal pieces (see below) that scattered onto the pavement and caused so much damage fell to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Cleveland police and firefighters.  The driver of the truck has reportedly been fined for the incident and not tarping/covering his load. Thankfully, there were no injuries caused by the wayward debris, and the highway was back up and running by 7:45 p.m. last night.

Drivers can make an official report right here.

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