100 drivers report flat tires from metal debris that fell from truck on I-77; highway reopens after 4-hour shutdown (photos, on-scene video)

100 drivers report flat tires from metal debris that fell from truck on I-77

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Emergency crews responded to reports of a truck that lost a load of metal on I-77 north during the evening rush hour Tuesday in Cleveland.

City urges drivers to file online police report
Cleveland police officers pick up metal debris by hand Tuesday evening on I-77 north. Source: WOIO
Cleveland police officers pick up metal debris by hand Tuesday evening on I-77 north. Source: WOIO

I-77 north shutdown: Crews hustle to clean up metal debris from roadway after 100 drivers report flat tires. Full story: https://bit.ly/2LCDuxo

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

According to the Cleveland Fire Department, the northbound lanes of the highway were closed at around 3:30 p.m. near Pershing Avenue as crews worked to clear the roadway.

Multiple flat tires were reported as a result of the debris, Cleveland Fire said.

Truck lost load of metal debris on I-77, multiple flat tires reported https://bit.ly/2LCDuxo

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

As of 7:45 p.m., I-77 north was reopened--four hours after the shutdown.

Anyone who experienced vehicle damage due to this incident can file a report, here.

I-77 north sits vacant as crews work to clean up a mess of metal debris that fell off a dump truck. Source: WOIO
I-77 north sits vacant as crews work to clean up a mess of metal debris that fell off a dump truck. Source: WOIO

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