Police said that a lightning strike knocked down electrical lines along Interstate 670 early Thursday morning.
Several drivers were trapped when the lines fell at around 2:30 a.m. near Stelzer Road. Several power poles fell, and wires were lying on vehicles along the highway.
Andrew Burgess said that he was trapped in his SUV when the live wires fell.
"When I saw the power lines coming towards me, they were at eye level," Burgess said. "All I could see was the power lines coming clean into the car and basically sawing it in half."
Officers shut down the highway in both directions, between I-270 and the exit to Port Columbus International Airport, as utility crews dealt with the hazard.
"That was probably the most scared I've ever been in my life," Burgess said.
One person suffered minor injuries and was expected to recover.
The interstate reopened several hours later. Investigators expected Stelzer Road to be closed between Johnstown Road and City Gate Drive for two more days.
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