Stories tagged with: Interstate 70

May 24, 2010 - 5:32pm
4 years 12 weeks ago

Some Zanesville drivers will be forced to take detours tomorrow afternoon.

ODOT is conducting bridge inspections and will be specifically looking at the bridge that overlooks Muskingum River.

Crews will close the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp from Maple Avenue from 12:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. It will also be closing the eastbound Fifth Street exit ramp during the same time period.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says detours will be posted, utilizing both Underwood...

May 12, 2010 - 5:23pm
4 years 14 weeks ago

A two vehicle accident sends a  New Concord woman to the hospital and backs up traffic on Interstate 70 in Zanesville.
 

It happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on I-70 east near the State Street on ramp.
 

According to Zanesville Police Lt. Tony Coury, 19-year-old Chelsey Warne was getting onto I-70 east from State Street, lost control of her car and hit the concrete median.
 

After striking the wall, Coury says her car came back onto...

April 27, 2010 - 5:47pm
4 years 16 weeks ago

Crews will be working nights for a project along Interstate 70 in Muskingum County. It's located just east of the Adamsville exit.

ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says workers will be installing a horizontal channel under the interstate. This channel will be lined with electronic sensors that will indicate if the ground is starting to sink. Stickle says portions of Interstate 70 have coal mine chambers underneath that have been filled.

Drivers may run into one lane...

April 7, 2010 - 5:52pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

Travel along Interstate 70 westbound near New Concord is back to normal after an semi accident yesterday that caused a hazardous chemical spill.

The clean-up efforts lasted almost half a day, and Muskingum County EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin, says he's happy with how crews handled the situation. Jadwin says the only complaint he got was from the state about how long the interstate remained closed.

"People at the upper level weren't aware that the guardrail was stuck...

April 6, 2010 - 8:44am
4 years 19 weeks ago

Interstate 70 is re-opened after an accident involving a semi truck shut it down for hours today.

Both lanes of the highway were cleared for traffic at about 6 p.m. this evening. This morning around 8 a.m. a semi, carrying nine vehicles, rolled on I-70 westbound just after the new Concord exit.

"We had an out-of-state semi diver that was messing with his gps unit and drove off the side of the roadway, hit a guardrail and then lost control," said Jeff Jadwin, Deputy...

March 17, 2010 - 9:38am
4 years 22 weeks ago

The case of a man found dead on Interstate 70 is now closed.

Lt. Lawrence  Roseboro with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the death of 62-year-old Laurence Shelly has been ruled suicide by the LIcking County Coroner.

Lt. Roseboro says the coroner's report indicates that Shelly was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The Patrol says Shelly was found beside the westbound lane of Interstate 70 between Ohio 158 and Ohio 37 with a gun nearby...

February 27, 2010 - 10:22pm
4 years 25 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says snow-covered roads and traveling at an unsafe speed led to the closing of one lane on Interstate 70 westbound last night.

A semi truck lost control around 10 p.m. Trooper Trenas Weaver says the driver went off the left side of the road into the median.

ODOT did close the passing lane until about 1:30 a.m. to allow crews to clear the scene.

Weaver says the driver was not injured and there was no damage to the semi. The...

January 5, 2010 - 4:58pm
4 years 32 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced work will begin on Interstate 70 eastbound in Zanesville Wednesday morning.

Beginning Wednesday during daylight hours, I-70 east will be down to one lane just before the State Street exit as crews work to repair the concrete deck and an expansion joint.

Traffic will also be slowed to 45 miles-per-hour Monday thru Saturday.

Construction will be in two phases, with work on the driving lane starting Wednesday and work on the...

January 5, 2010 - 4:18am
4 years 32 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol is reporting that a semi is on its side on Interstate 70 near the exit to State Route 93. Troopers say that a westbound lane was closed while crews cleaned up the scene, that lane has sinced reopened.

January 4, 2010 - 9:48am
4 years 33 weeks ago

Numerous accidents are being reported throughout Muskingum County Monday morning.

Authorities say there was a three vehicle accident on Newark Road that may have injured possibly four people, that roadway is now shut down in both directions.

A van is reported on its top on Interstate 70 near New Concord and one lane of westbound I-70 is closed as crews clear a three vehicle accident in that area.

Muskingum County remains under a code green. A code green means that roadway...

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