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6:36 PM, Jun 19, 2013   |    comments
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COLUMBUS -- A large yacht has caused a traffic commotion on land, blocking part of a central Ohio highway during the evening rush hour.

A tractor-trailer carrying the white boat on Interstate 270 was unable to fit beneath an overpass Wednesday and had to be turned around on the highway, which encircles Columbus.

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Police temporarily blocked part of northbound I-270 on the city's east side so that the tractor-trailer could travel the wrong way on the interstate and exit.

It wasn't clear where the cargo originated, but police told The Columbus Dispatch that it was "a million-dollar yacht" headed to Cleveland.

Traffic in the area returned to normal later Wednesday evening.

Associated Press

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