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Ron Paul Hot Air Balloon Taken Down After SCHP Request

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -- It's deflated now, but a Ron Paul hot air balloon along the side of Interstate 85 caused traffic to slow down Thursday morning.The balloon could be seen from a South Carolina Department Of Transportation camera.

DOT officials say the balloon had Ron Paul's name on it.People looking at the balloon slowed down around Pelham Road in Greenville County causing a four-mile backup at one point.SC Department of Public Safety spokesman Sid Gaulden told News 4 that the South Carolina Highway Patrol asked the operator of the hot air balloon, Remus Toppeta of Greer, to take it down because it was causing a hazard.

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Comment by Ernest Hancock
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Ahhhh,... do you think that the cruisers with their lights on on the side of the road might have had an impact on the traffic slowing down there?????!!!!!!!!!

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