Stories tagged with: I-70

July 27, 2016 - 3:49am
4 weeks 2 days ago
****UPDATE*** Both Lanes of I-70 are now reopened ****UPDATE ***** The Highway Patrol says one lane of I-70 is closed after a semi tractor trailer fire. A dispatcher says it happened early Wednesday morning in the eastbound lanes three miles west of the New Concord exit. It appears the truck's brakes caused the fire. The contents of the truck are being transferred to another semi and once that is completed the interstate lane will be reopened. There were no injuries reported.
July 15, 2016 - 4:09am
6 weeks 1 day ago
The Highway Patrol says a jack-knifed semi-truck stalled traffic on I-70 Thursday evening. Troopers say just after 8:00 p.m. near the Norwich exit a semi had just passed a vehicle in the rain in the eastbound lanes when the driver lost control, went off the right side of the road, struck a guardrail and went over a steep embankment. Investigators say the truck fuel tank was punctured and fuel spilled onto the ground. The patrol says the driver, Byung Lee from Buena Park, California and a...
May 10, 2016 - 6:38am
15 weeks 3 days ago

The accident scene on I-70 Westbound that closed both lanes of the Interstate has been cleaned up. Both lanes of I-70 at the Muskingum Licking County line are now open to traffic. An accident involving a semi truck happened around 2:30 a.m. and blocked both lanes of the highway. There were no injuries reported.

January 23, 2016 - 6:30pm
30 weeks 6 days ago

The driver of a commercial truck was released from the hospital after a crash on I-70 Friday night.

Just after 9 p.m. the semi was headed east bound on I-70 and lost control near mile marker 168, just outside of New Concord. The truck crossed the median and overturned onto the right side, blocking both west bound lanes and striking a guardrail. The driver was transported to Genesis Hospital for minor injuries and has since then been released.

The interstate was closed until 3:40...

January 23, 2016 - 12:58am
30 weeks 6 days ago

An accident involving a semi truck sent one person to the hospital Friday night. 

According to Sargeant Melanie Appleman of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 9:35 p.m they received a call of a crash on I-70 west bound, near New Concord.

"When we arrived on the scene we saw a commerical vehical that was headed east bound had traveled through the median and came across the west bound lanes and traveled done overturn. The portion of the...

October 27, 2015 - 5:23pm
43 weeks 3 days ago

An accident involving a tanker truck carrying milk is causing traffic delays on Interstate 70 East in Cambridge.

The State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened around 12:15 p.m Tuesday.

Authorities say Jamison Blackmore of Goshen, Indiana was driving his tractor-trailer southbound on I-77 and was attempting to merge onto I-70 East.

Troopers say Blackmore's truck then overturned due to driving too fast around the curve.

Blackmore was taken to Southeastern Med...

August 5, 2015 - 4:47pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

 Westbound lanes of interstate 70 were closed for nearly two hours an injury accident Wednesday.

It happened around 11:30 a.m. between Norwich and New Concord.

Traffic was directed into the left shoulder to pass by the scene. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lieutenant Matt Boyd said a swerving Honda Accord, driven by Miao Li, 26, Jersey City, NJ, hit the back of a Chevy Traverse, driven by Adam Smith, 29, Morgantown, WV, causing the Traverse to crash through the right side...

June 14, 2015 - 3:05pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

Drivers on Interstate 70 around Zanesville will travel through construction this week.

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that starting Monday, June 15, I-70 will be reduced to one lane through Zanesville. There will also be some ramp closure to allow for pavement repairs and annual bridge inspections. ODOT expects lanes to reopen by the end of the day Wednesday. 

Here is a complete schedule of the upcoming work: 

On Monday, June 15,...

May 18, 2015 - 6:30am
1 year 14 weeks ago

 The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that a portion of Interstate 70 is down to one lane following a traffic accident. 

According to, ODOT's traffic website the accident is in the eastbound lane past State Route 668.

The right lane is closed at this time. Motorists are urged to use caution in this area and should expect delays.

March 29, 2015 - 9:55pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Beginning Monday, April 6 the one and off ramps of I-70 westbound will be closed for several weeks. 

The closure is part of a mine grouting project which started last summer. The ramps will be closed for three weeks, and the Ohio Department of Transportation has set up detours for the construction period. Traffic wanting to use the westbound exit lane will be detoured at Airport Road and can use U.S. 22/40 west to state route 93. Traffic using the westbound on ramp will be...

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