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Semi hits median barrier wire, pulls 2,000 ft. onto I-75

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Ten vehicles, including 9 commercial trucks, are damaged after a semi crashed into the median barrier along the interstate and kept traveling, pulling roughly 2,000 feet of cable from its stakes and ensnaring other travelers along the way.

It happened Wednesday around 3:30 a.m. on northbound I-75 between N. Baltimore and Cygnet.

Troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol say the tractor-trailer was headed north when it veered into the barrier, broke the cable, then veered back onto the highway and continued traveling with the metal cable in tow.

That cable ruptured hydraulics and punctured other essential systems on a total of 10 vehicles before the semi that caused the virtual string of accidents was forced to stop by the entwined wires.

No one was hurt in the accident, but cleanup took nearly four hours, shutting down the northbound lanes of I-75 during the morning commute.

Troopers say the driver of the semi has been cited for "failure to control" and is expected to pay for the damages to the other vehicles and the barrier itself.
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