Hot air balloon spotted on I-91 in Whately

WHATELY, Mass. (WWLP) – Drivers on I-91 in Whately may have seen an unusual sight Saturday night.

airballoonweb2These are viewer-submitted Report It photos of a hot air balloon that landed on I-91 North in Whately.

State Police Lt. Stephen Marsh told 22News the balloon’s operated encountered an unknown issue and had to land the balloon on I-91. The balloon landed in the breakdown lane and was then moved to the grass off the side of the road, out of the way of traffic.

Lt. Marsh said the balloon was on the highway for only a few minutes. No one was hurt.

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