Stories tagged with: Interstate 70

August 26, 2014 - 5:10pm
2 days 7 hours ago

Motorists who travel on Interstate 70 east of Zanesville have likely noticed some orange barrels in the past couple of months, and soon there will be a lane shift as well.

It's all part of a project by the Ohio Department of Transportation to fill old coal mines that sit underneath the roadway.

"Behind us, we have a mine grouting project that we're doing throughout this area of 70," said ODOT Public Information Officer Ericka Pfeifer.  "Currently, we're...

July 13, 2014 - 5:47pm
6 weeks 4 days ago

Two separate single car accidents occurred within miles of each other on Interstate 70 eastbound Sunday afternoon just east of Zanesville.

Sgt. Melanie Appleman with the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they received a call at 3:47 p.m. of a single car rollover accident with injuries. The accident occurred near the rest area on I-70 east of Zanesville when the female driver lost control of her Toyota minivan.

"From what we can put together...

May 6, 2014 - 4:38am
16 weeks 2 days ago

The State Highway Patrol investigated an injury accident on Interstate 70.

The Granville Post of the State Patrol said that it's unknown at this time what caused the accident; which took place on Interstate 70 west near Etna.

A dispatcher said one vehicle was involved and two occupants suffered non life threatening injures. They were transported by ambulance to Grant Medical Center.

The accident took place just before 3:00 a.m.  



September 4, 2013 - 4:35pm
51 weeks 1 day ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that an exit ramp on Interstate 70 is no reopen.

The I-70 westbound exit ramp for Maple Avenue is now open to traffic, sixteen days ahead of schedule. The ramp has been closed for over a month while a bridge rehabilitation project was completed.

The project cost over $730,000 to complete.

May 12, 2013 - 7:25pm
1 year 15 weeks ago

Troopers from the Zanesville Post responded to the scene of an accident around 2:30 p.m. this afternoon when a Ford Explorer carrying two people was driving westbound on I-70 near mile post 166. The SUV rolled over multiple times and ejected the two people in the vehicle.

"The vehicle crossed the median and after it came across the median, it began overturning in the median into the eastbound lanes of traffic. No other vehicles were struck but the two occupants in...

March 15, 2013 - 4:21am
1 year 23 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol investigates the case of an injury crash on Interstate 70.

Troopers from the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol said it took place on the Licking/Fairfield County line just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers said 26-year-old Tasha Speakman of Columbus was driving a 1997 Oldsmobile eastbound when she drove off the right side of the road, lost control and crashed into the tree line.

Speakman and her passenger, 29-year-old Ryan Blake also of...

December 21, 2012 - 11:08pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

The snow is creating a lot of problems on the roads.  Authorities have responded to many accidents throughout the day.

Interstate 70 was at a standstill earlier tonight, and traffic is still backed up.  The State Highway Patrol said multiple crashes were reported from Zanesville all the way to Columbus.

The patrol said none of those accidents were life threatening, but the westbound lanes were jammed.  The patrol is asking travelers to be patient as troopers clear...

September 8, 2012 - 10:04pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

A woman is dead following an accident that shut down both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.

The State Highway Patrol and National Trail Fire Department responded to the crash just after 7 p.m. at mile marker 145 past the Gratiot exit.  Sergeant Chuck Merryman said a Honda Civic traveling westbound crossed the median and struck a tractor trailer head-on traveling in the opposite direction.

"We do have at least one confirmed victim that passed away at the scene,"...

July 20, 2012 - 11:14am
2 years 5 weeks ago

Wet weather plays a role in two accidents on Interstate 70 east Friday morning.

Sergeant Clark Felix said that around 9:30 a.m. a silver Honda hydroplaned on the wet roadway near the Adamsville exit and struck a guardrail.

A Chevy behind the car attempted to avoid the accident and slid on the road and spun into the median and ended up facing west.

Sgt. Felix said the female driver of the Chevy suffered some minor injuries and complained of a headache. She was taken to the...

June 1, 2012 - 5:34pm
2 years 12 weeks ago

Three separate accidents are responsible for a traffic jam on Interstate 70.

The most serious crash happened just east of the airport exit around 3:30 p.m.  Trooper Todd Henry of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said a Chevy Silverado was traveling westbound.

"A witness stated that the pick-up truck was in the righthand lane, and it traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and then obviously overturned," said Henry.


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