Stories tagged with: Interstate 70

November 14, 2010 - 9:58pm
4 years 37 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...

November 11, 2010 - 5:40pm
4 years 37 weeks ago

All lanes on Interstate 70 Eastbound are now re-opened following a two-vehicle accident involving a semi.

According to ODOT, it happened on I-70 Eastbound a mile West of State Route 13 just before 3 p.m. Traffic was restricted to one lane for about 15 minutes to clear the wreck.

Officials report no injuries as a result of the crash.

October 20, 2010 - 4:56pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

If you build it, they will come, and so goes the Interstate which has brought many businesses and economic growth to Ohio.

Avon and the Dollar General are just a couple examples, but President of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce, Tom Poorman says much of the economic development can be attributed to Interstate 70 cutting through Muskingum County and the City of Zanesville and the 12,000 trucks that travel the roadway daily.

"The Interstate is definitely an...

September 24, 2010 - 5:05pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

Another accident on Interstate 70 Westbound slowed traffic East of Friday morning's semi collision.

National Trails Fire Department was on the scene along with the State Highway Patrol. The fire department says it happened around 1 p.m. between the Brownsville and State Route 13 exits. No injuries are reported. National Trails says the driver lost control and hit the median wall. Once the driver got out, the vehicle caught on fire. The accident reduced the roadway to one lane of...

September 24, 2010 - 5:00pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

It was bad day to travel on Interstate 70 through Licking County. An accident near Buckeye Lake shut down both sides for the majority of the Friday.

It happened just before 6 a.m. on I-70 Eastbound, West of State Route 79. It involved a semi-tractor trailer and a truck painting lines on the roadway.

"There was a painting crew painting this yellow edge line. They had three vehicles rolling at a slow speed along the left edge and a tractor trailer hauling dry goods and food...

September 15, 2010 - 4:30am
4 years 45 weeks ago

A semi accident causes problems for those traveling on Interstate 70 Wednesday morning.

Around 4:10am New Concord and Perry Township Fire Departments were called to a semi on its side in the westbound lanes of the Interstate between Norwich and Sonora Road exit.

The tanker was carrying liquid asphalt and leaking through the vent hole in the top of the trailer. The driver reportedly had a laceration to the head and was out of the vehicle.

The right lane of I-70 west is...

September 8, 2010 - 5:16pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

Routine maintenance work on Interstate 70 will close the Westbound passing lane Thursday.

ODOT spokeswoman, Kate Stickle says the lane will be closed within the corporate limits of the City of Zanesville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stickle says the driving lane will remain open, but drivers are advised to take alternate routes. Stickle says ODOT plans to work on the Eastbound passing lane on Friday, which will limit the roadway to one lane.

August 31, 2010 - 7:59pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

Traffic was shut down for more than a half hour on Interstate 70 Eastbound following a two-car accident.

It happened around 5 p.m. just before the Norwich exit in a one-lane construction zone. Trooper Trenas Weaver of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that 23-year-old Timoteo Perez III of Cambridge, OH was driving East on Interstate 70 in a Chevy Aveo. He proceeded to strike the rear of a GMC Acadia driven by Matthew Schmal, Jr. of Alaska, causing the...

August 31, 2010 - 6:11pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

It seems as though traffic has stalled quite a bit on Interstate 70 over the past few weeks, all due to accidents on the major highway.

But the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's dealing with the same number of accidents on the roadway this year as it did this time last year. There have been 38 crashes so far, including a fatal crash that took the lives of three adults and two children back in June.

Sergeant Chuck Merryman says some of the most recent crashes...

August 31, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

Traffic is backed up on Interstate 70 East near the Norwich Exit following a two vehicle injury accident.
 

It happened around 5 p.m.
 

Intitial reports indicate at least one person has been taken to the hospital.
 

The State Highway Patrol along with the Perry Township Fire Department are currently on the scene.
 

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