CLEVELAND — Drivers on Interstate 77 north experienced significant delays into Cleveland after an an accident close to I-490 Friday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the incident occurred near mile-marker 161 and some lanes are restricted. Traffic was backed up all the way towards Raus Park in Newburgh Heights.

Garfield Heights police confirm one of their officers saw a boat that had come off a trailer on the highway, causing the backup. Cleveland police became aware of the issue beforehand, and WKYC reporters witnessed the boat being moved away.

Please stay with WKYC for further updates on this developing story.