Runaway 6,000 Pound Cable Spool Rolls Through Newton

A 6,000 pound fiber optic cable reel on a trailer came loose and rolled down a hill, crashing into a pole and fence at an intersection on Route 9 in Newton, Massachusetts, according to police.

Communications Construction Group was doing work in the Newton neighborhood of Route 9 and Chestnut Street when the trailer with the cable came loose and rolled down the hill into the busy intersection.

Remarkably, there were no injuries and no cars were hit.

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