Stories tagged with: semi accident

December 23, 2013 - 2:08pm
34 weeks 5 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating a semi tractor trailer on its side on I-70.  A dispatcher says it happened at the Airport Road exit.  Its been reported that the eastbound ramp to I-70 is shut down while the accident is investigated.  The call came into the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office just before 1 p.m.

March 13, 2013 - 4:30am
1 year 23 weeks ago

An accident in Perry Township reduced Interstate 70 east to one lane.

The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office said that a semi went into the median and a big rig tow was called in to remove the semi.

No injuries were reported. The accident took place between the Sonora Road exit and Norwich.

September 4, 2012 - 3:50pm
1 year 50 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating a semi tractor trailer accident on I-70 eastbound between Norwich and New Concord. A dispatcher for the Highway Patrol says both lanes of I-70 were closed as a result of the semi rolling over and blocking both lanes. There was also another vehicle involved in the accident.  Reports from the scene indicate the driver of the semi was trapped in his truck and crews had to rescue him. The Patrol says...

December 28, 2011 - 8:14pm
2 years 34 weeks ago

Traffic was backed up on I-70 westbound during rush-hour, after a semi-truck went off the road.

According to Lt. Andrew Jones of the National Trail Fire Department, the 55 year-old driver veered to the right of a guard rail and slammed into a row of trees lining the interstate around 5:30 near the Gratiot exit.

The victim was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in stable condition. Lt. Jones believed the accident might have been triggered by a medical episode.

The semi...

October 26, 2011 - 12:20pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

2:15 P.M..****UPDATED ****  I-70 Westbound At Gratiot Re-Opens to Traffic ****UPDATE****


It's unknown how much fuel spilled onto Interstate 70 Wednesday morning after a semi tractor trailer crash that closed the highway for almost 12 hours.  It is now re-opened.

The semi was hauling produce when it crashed and caught fire near Gratiot around 2a.m. After keeping one lane open for a short time to get some of the semis through, both lanes were closed, and...

October 26, 2011 - 4:17am
2 years 43 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol said Interstate 70 westbound is closed Wednesday morning near the Gratiot exit after a semi rolls and catches on fire.

Troopers said motorists can expect the lanes to remain closed until at least 1pm as a diesel spill occurred on the bridge and the Ohio Department of Transportation assess damage done to the bridge.

Already traffic is backed up nearly two miles.

The State Patrol is asking motorists to take US 40 to SR 668 until the can get back...

September 20, 2011 - 4:49am
2 years 48 weeks ago

An interstate semi accident is causing headaches for motorists and authorities Tuesday morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that one lane of I-70 west in Guernsey County is closed between Old Washington and Quaker City due to a vehicle crash.

The State Highway Patrol said that a semi went through a guardrail, leaving the trailer on the highway while the cab went over an embankment.

It's estimated the lane will reopen by 6pm Tuesday evening. Motorists should...

September 27, 2010 - 4:08am
3 years 47 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol along with crews from New Concord are on the scene of a semi accident Monday morning.

It happened just before 4a.m. Monday near the Sonora Road exit. Dispatchers said the car and semi were travelling in the westbound lanes of I-70 when the accident occurred.

The driver of the car was injured but able to get out of the vehicle before it caught fire. The semi came to rest in the eastbound lanes.  The eastbound lanes of I-70 were...

September 15, 2010 - 11:08am
3 years 48 weeks ago

A semi accident and hazardous spill shuts down part of interstate 70 Westbound Wednesday morning.

It happened around 4:00 a.m.just before the Airport Road exit.

According to authorities a semi went off the highway and landed on its side and starting leaking liquid asphalt.

"It's a small spill. We've got in contained in really tight area so it'll be fairly quick. I mean, it's a long process, hazardous materials is always slow and takes time...

September 15, 2010 - 4:30am
3 years 49 weeks ago

A semi accident causes problems for those traveling on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning.

Around 4:10am New Concord and Perry Township Fire Departments were called to a semi on its side in the westbound lanes of the Interstate between Norwich and Sonora Road exit.

The tanker was carrying liquid asphalt and leaking through the vent hole in the top of the trailer. The driver reportedly had a laceration to the head and was out of the vehicle.

The right lane of I-70 west is...

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