September 8, 2012 - 10:04pm
2 years 32 weeks ago
A woman is dead following an accident that shut down both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.
The State Highway Patrol and National Trail Fire Department responded to the crash just after 7 p.m. at mile marker 145 past the Gratiot exit. Sergeant Chuck Merryman said a Honda Civic traveling westbound crossed the median and struck a tractor trailer head-on traveling in the opposite direction.
"We do have at least one confirmed victim that passed away at the scene,"...
July 20, 2012 - 11:14am
2 years 40 weeks ago
Wet weather plays a role in two accidents on Interstate 70 east Friday morning.
Sergeant Clark Felix said that around 9:30 a.m. a silver Honda hydroplaned on the wet roadway near the Adamsville exit and struck a guardrail.
A Chevy behind the car attempted to avoid the accident and slid on the road and spun into the median and ended up facing west.
Sgt. Felix said the female driver of the Chevy suffered some minor injuries and complained of a headache. She was taken to the...
June 1, 2012 - 5:34pm
2 years 47 weeks ago
Three separate accidents are responsible for a traffic jam on Interstate 70.
The most serious crash happened just east of the airport exit around 3:30 p.m. Trooper Todd Henry of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said a Chevy Silverado was traveling westbound.
"A witness stated that the pick-up truck was in the righthand lane, and it traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck an embankment and then obviously overturned," said Henry.
May 15, 2012 - 5:47am
2 years 49 weeks ago
Motorists should be aware of intermittent lane and ramp closures taking place on Interstate 70 in downtown Zanesville, Tuesday.
The closures are due to the bridge inspection to the Muskingum River Bridge. The following areas will be affected:
6th Street to I-70 on ramp
I-70 West off ramp to Maple Avenue
Maple Avenue to I-70 East on ramp
Commissioner Street to I-70 East on ramp
March 21, 2012 - 9:43pm
3 years 5 weeks ago
***Update**** I-70 Is open to Traffic Thursday Morning****
Traffic on Interstate 70 westbound in Washington Township was brought to a standstill Wednesday after a semi carrying candy caught fire.
It happened around 8:45 near the Airport exit. The semi driver, Kerry Nottingham, says it all unfolded quickly.
"I was just riding along and there was a big pop, and then after the pop I heard sizzling and then fire just come up out of the dashboard and went...
December 2, 2011 - 12:23pm
3 years 20 weeks ago
A man from West Virginia faces felony drug charges in Ohio after getting caught with $36,000 worth of cocaine.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said 34-year-old Earl Rivers of Wheeling, West Virginia was charged with possession of cocaine.
Troopers stopped Rivers around 1:30pm Thursday on Interstate 70 in Licking County for following too closely.
Troopers observed what they call criminal indicators and called in a patrol drug sniffing dog that led them to the cocaine....
September 8, 2011 - 4:15am
3 years 33 weeks ago
Motorists may experience slow downs when traveling on Interstate 70 Thursday.
Beginning at 7am there will be temporary one lane closures both east and west on the interstate near the State Route 83 exit in Muskingum County.
All work should be complete by 4pm Thursday. During this time needed asphalt repair work will take place.
December 16, 2010 - 12:50pm
4 years 18 weeks ago
An accident in Licking County forced lane restrictions on Interstate 70 east.
The Ohio Department of Transportation says the lanes are now open.
The area affected was near Kirkersville east of State Route 158.
December 7, 2010 - 9:14am
4 years 20 weeks ago
The Ohio Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 70 east and westbound lanes are down to one lane Tuesday morning.
An accident approximately 3 miles east of Old Washington is the reason for the restrictions. It's unknown at this time how long traffic will be restricted.
November 14, 2010 - 9:58pm
4 years 23 weeks ago
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says a deer is to blame for an accident on Interstate 70.
It happened around 6:30 p.m. near mile marker 148. Trooper Adam McKenzie says a Jeep Liberty was traveling in the right, eastbound lane when the driver, Yang-Jing-Yi Lu of Marietta, struck a deer. He says she proceeded to swerve into the left passing lane where she was struck in the rear by a semi, driven by Richard Olsen of Brookfield, Illinois. The force of the impact pushed...