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Update: Both lanes of I-70 eastbound reopen after morning crash

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Update: Both lanes of I-70 eastbound reopen after morning crash Dave Wilson, AVC News


Another crash closes I-70 west to I-77 south ramp at interchange

Updated 4:00 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio --Both lanes of I-70 eastbound have re-opened after a pair of collisions choked traffic near Cambridge on Thursday morning.  However, another accident has closed the I-70 west to I-77 southbound ramp at the I-70/77 interchange.
Dispatchers with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol , say that a tractor-trailer has overturned on the ramp, completely closing it to traffic.  No injuries are reported in that crash.  A detour is set on State Route 209 South (Exit 178) to Byesville, where traffic can get back onto I-77 South.
The Patrol reports that traffic is now moving normally on I-70 eastbound near the Southgate Parkway exit (Exit 178). 
Early reports indicate that, at around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a box truck traveling on I-70 drifted onto the right shoulder, collided with a stationary commercial vehicle, and careened into the median, causing the box truck to overturn. Moments later, in the traffic back-up that followed the initial crash, a semi tractor-trailer crashed into another semi, disabling both vehicles. Emergency squads were called to the scene; however, troopers say no one received serious injuries.  The driver of the truck that rear-ended the semi in the second accident was cited by troopers for assured clear distance and was found at fault in the second crash.  An investigation into the first crash is on-going.



Last modified on Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:14
Z. Daniel Barnett

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