WEYMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - The ramp from Route 3 South to Route 18 in Weymouth was closed for a few hours Friday due to a line of traffic lights dangling low above the road.

Traffic was backed up for miles during the evening commute, and Weymouth Mayor Bob Hedlund said he believes a very high truck caught the wires and took the traffic lights down. The driver has not been located.

“We’ve never seen a disruption as bad as this,” Hedlund said. “My planning department director lives right on Route 18 at that intersection and he had some difficulty getting home tonight.”

While repair crews took down damaged wires and strung the signals back up, neighboring police departments sent in officers to direct traffic.

Although the traffic disruption took place about a block from South Shore Hospital, ambulances were still able to get to the hospital as usual.

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