Trucker Hauling Mobile Home Cited After Leaving Load Along Ohio Interstate
Canton, OH – A trucker received numerous citations this week after authorities say he abandoned a mobile home along an Ohio interstate.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the bizarre incident took place on Tuesday afternoon.
Ray Marsch, spokesperson for ODOT, said a 72-year-old trucker was traveling north on I-77 near SR 800 around 2 p.m.
The driver — whose identity was not released by officials — said the truck became stuck while traveling through a construction zone detour.
That’s when the driver made the decision to offload the house.
Police say the driver backed the modular home into the median of the north and southbound lanes and left the load.
Officials arrived at the scene shortly after and cited the driver for violating his permit and being over the legal width, Canton officials said.
The mobile home remained in the median of I-77 until early Thursday morning.
Portions of the roadway were shutdown to accommodate the removal, but reopened before sunrise.
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