Stories tagged with: Interstate 70

April 10, 2016 - 9:35pm
19 weeks 6 days ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 70 will undergo lane restrictions this week near downtown Zanesville.

The City of Zanesville Street Department will be sweeping I-70 beginning Sunday night. The Maple Avenue and Underwood Street off ramps will both be closed. 

Crews will work in the east bound driving lane Monday night, closing Maple eastbound on ramp, 5th and 7th Street off ramps.

Tuesday crews will be in the westbound passing lane...

November 19, 2015 - 5:52pm
40 weeks 2 days ago

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol is releasing more information from Thursday morning's fatal accident on Interstate 70 in Zanesville.

Around 1:20 Thursday morning, 57-year-old Stanley E. Brooks of Mobile, Alabama was westbound on I-70 near mile marker 153 when his 2009 Freightliner semi-truck went off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.  

The state patrol said the vehicle then re-entered the roadway and became disabled.  That's when 50...

August 26, 2015 - 4:56pm
1 year 2 days ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating an accident on Interstate 70 just past the 40 West exit.

The Patrol reports that the accident , which occurred just before 4 p.m. Wednesday, involved a Semi and an SUV.

Traffic was at a standstill for nearly an hour.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.

June 26, 2015 - 4:59pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Shortly after 4:30 Friday evening, authorities responded to the scene of a fatal motorcycle accident on Interstate 70 East near the Gratiot Exit.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said 30-year-old Edgardo Muniz Gonzalez of Columbus was riding a white Kawasaki EX300 when he went off the right side of the road and crashed into the guardrail near mile marker 142.  The patrol said he was wearing a helmet but that the helmet was found several feet from the initial crash...

April 19, 2015 - 7:19pm
1 year 18 weeks ago

Highway resurfacing will cause lane restrictions near Gratiot starting Monday, April 19th. 

Crews will be resurfacing lanes at the Gratiot interchange and five miles east in Muskingum County. According to the Ohio Department of Transportation there will also be resurfacing on Mount Perry Road at the Gratiot interchange.

Flaggers will be used on Mount Perry Road. Closures on I-70 will be limited between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p....

March 18, 2015 - 3:29pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

For the second time in three weeks a driver made way onto the wrong side of Interstate 70 in Zanesville.

Around 7:45 Wednesday morning the Zanesville Police Department received numerous calls reporting that an elderly man was heading east in the westbound lanes of I-70.

According to the ZPD the driver entered the interstate on the Maple Avenue off ramp. Captain Tony Coury said the driver was able to turn himself around and headed the right direction and officers were not able to...

January 30, 2015 - 5:30am
1 year 30 weeks ago

A semi accident on Interstate 70 has closed one lane of traffic. 

A dispatcher with the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol said the accident is in the westbound lane of Interstate 70 near Old Washington. 

Currently the left lane is closed to traffic in that area until the semi can be removed. There's no word on what caused the accident or when the lane of traffic will reopen. No injuries were reported.

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August 26, 2014 - 5:10pm
2 years 2 days ago

Motorists who travel on Interstate 70 east of Zanesville have likely noticed some orange barrels in the past couple of months, and soon there will be a lane shift as well.

It's all part of a project by the Ohio Department of Transportation to fill old coal mines that sit underneath the roadway.

"Behind us, we have a mine grouting project that we're doing throughout this area of 70," said ODOT Public Information Officer Ericka Pfeifer.  "Currently, we're...

July 13, 2014 - 5:47pm
2 years 6 weeks ago

Two separate single car accidents occurred within miles of each other on Interstate 70 eastbound Sunday afternoon just east of Zanesville.

Sgt. Melanie Appleman with the Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they received a call at 3:47 p.m. of a single car rollover accident with injuries. The accident occurred near the rest area on I-70 east of Zanesville when the female driver lost control of her Toyota minivan.

"From what we can put together...

May 6, 2014 - 4:38am
2 years 16 weeks ago

The State Highway Patrol investigated an injury accident on Interstate 70.

The Granville Post of the State Patrol said that it's unknown at this time what caused the accident; which took place on Interstate 70 west near Etna.

A dispatcher said one vehicle was involved and two occupants suffered non life threatening injures. They were transported by ambulance to Grant Medical Center.

The accident took place just before 3:00 a.m.  



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