Interstate 70 Eastbound Lanes Back Open

by Emily Baird on June 9, 2010 at 7:11 am

Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are back open after being closed for nearly four hours.

Other drivers on the roadway were forced to use a detour, posted by ODOT.

"We make sure we choose the best route to detour the traffic to get to these motorists safely to a new location and to a new route, " says Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle.

Stickle says the detour needs to be appropriate too to handle all forms of traffic. The one used this afternoon went from Ohio 668 to US 40 for more than 10 miles.