Stories tagged with: I-70

October 2, 2010 - 9:25pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

A portion of Interstate 70 westbound was restricted to one lane while crews tended to a two-vehicle accident.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. at the 160 mile marker, near the city of Zanesville.

Zanesville Post State Trooper Williams says the woman was driving in the passing lane when she side-swiped an SUV traveling in the other lane. He says she then lost control of the vehicle, went off the right side of the road, and hit a ditch.

She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital...

September 27, 2010 - 6:13pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

There have been multiple accidents along Interstate 70 over the past few months that have completely shut down the heavily traveled roadway.

ODOT says it has been looking into what may be causing the crashes, and so far, the staff hasn't reached a conclusion.

"One accident is a concern. We've had over 3,000 accidents already this year in work zones. So, we want to try to pull that number down. We want to try to make sure people are informed that they slow down. They look up...

September 27, 2010 - 4:08am
4 years 40 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 2, 2010 - 1:24pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

Traffic on interstate 70 West between the Maple Avenue and State Street exit was moving at a snail's pace this afternoon.

Trooper Corey Campbell of the State Highway Patrol says that just before 11 a.m. a refrigeration truck rear-ended a Ford pickup causing radiator fluid and truck coolant to spill on the roadway.

ODOT closed the driving lane for several hours so crews could clean up the mess. No one was injured in the accident. The refrigeration truck driver, Brett White of...

August 21, 2010 - 10:40pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Two people are taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital as a result of a crash on Interstate 70.

It happened around 7 p.m. near the Underwood Street exit in Zanesville. ZPD Patrolman James Devoll says the driver of the Jeep was in the left westbound lane when he lost control, struck the center median, and then turned sideways into a private passenger bus in the right lane. The bus was empty at the time of the crash, but Devoll says the driver of the Jeep sustained minor injuries and...

August 18, 2010 - 2:32am
4 years 45 weeks ago

Emergency crews are saying backed-up traffic from the Airport Road exit caused two semi trucks to collide in the westbound lanes on Interstate 70.

It happened about five miles east of the downed power line, near the Norwich exit.

Lieutenant Mark Ross of the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says the one driver ran into the semi truck in front of him. Both drivers were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with what Ross is calling minor injuries.

The real problem though...

August 11, 2010 - 6:13pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation is announcing a new plan for the Interstate 70 repaving project.

Drivers will no longer run into daytime restrictions.

"We witnessed a lot of backup. So, some people decided to take State Route 40 and State Route 22. There was other options available for them, " says ODOT spokeswoman, Kate Stickle.

But the construction continued to cause miles of back-up. So ODOT spoke with crews, who decided that working at night may be the...

August 11, 2010 - 1:29pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

The Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says both lanes of Interstate 70 West near Old Washington are now open to traffic.

An accident involving three semi tractor trailers shutdown the roadway around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday.

July 21, 2010 - 5:36pm
4 years 49 weeks ago

An Interstate 70 repavement project begins Wednesday night in Muskingum County.

The nine-mile stretch will start at the east Zanesville corporation limit and go through State Route 797, which is also referred to as the Airport Road/Sonora Road exit.

District 5 ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says drivers can expect delays both at night and during the day as crews work to repave both the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The project costs a total of $7 million...

July 7, 2010 - 3:32pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is releasing new details, involving an Interstate 70 crash that took the lives of 3 adults and 2 children back in June.

Post commander, Lieutenant Steven Rine says drugs may be a contributing factor.

"We found drugs in the car, and the toxicology report from the driver revealed that there were some levels of drugs in her system. We're pending identity of the drugs and the amount, " says Lt. Rine.

Lt. Rine says his...

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