St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - An 18-wheeler towing a flat bed trailer loaded with huge empty spools, one of which came loose and nearly fell from the trailer, caused a brief interruption for traffic on eastbound Interstate 64 near Hampton early today.

The trucker realized something was wrong and pulled to the shoulder of the highway just east of the Hampton overpass, where he noticed one of the spools leaning from the left side of the flat bed trailer.

Police responded to assist the trucker and blocked the two right hand eastbound lanes of I-64 so the cargo could be secured properly.

No injuries reported and there was no immediate explanation as to how the spool became dislodged on the trailer.

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