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If you’re traveling along I-77 near Route 800, you may notice something a little off. No, it’s not a mobile office, it’s a small house sitting in a construction zone.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Ray Marsch tells JMN that a 72-year-old man was hauling a small house through the construction zone and got stuck, so he just left the house sitting in the zone.

The small home, stuck between the south and north bound lanes, came as a surprise to ODOT officials when it was left there Tuesday afternoon.

Marsch said traffic is still flowing at a normal pace, but motorists should use caution if driving through the area.

The northbound lane of traffic, where the small home is parked, will be shutdown Thursday morning (March 4) between 3:30 a.m. to 6 a.m. as crews remove the home from the construction zone.

Marsch noted the driver who left the home on I-77 was given a permit to haul the large load, but the route he took was not provided to them for travel. He said that is why the driver got stuck because it’s not set up for an oversized load to travel through.