A car fire shut down both lanes of Interstate 70 westbound near the Norwich exit Tuesday.
According to Trooper McKenzie with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, shortly before 5:30 p.m., a 2006 Scion T-C caught fire and quickly became engulfed with flames. The driver 20-year-old Caelyn Reyher and passenger 23-year-old Travis Clark, were both taken to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital for smoke inhalation and minor breathing difficulties.
Crews will be working nights for a project along Interstate 70 in Muskingum County. It's located just east of the Adamsville exit.
ODOT Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says workers will be installing a horizontal channel under the interstate. This channel will be lined with electronic sensors that will indicate if the ground is starting to sink. Stickle says portions of Interstate 70 have coal mine chambers underneath that have been filled.
Travel along Interstate 70 westbound near New Concord is back to normal after an semi accident yesterday that caused a hazardous chemical spill.
The clean-up efforts lasted almost half a day, and Muskingum County EMA Deputy Director, Jeff Jadwin, says he's happy with how crews handled the situation. Jadwin says the only complaint he got was from the state about how long the interstate remained closed.
"People at the upper level weren't aware that the guardrail was stuck...
The case of a man found dead on Interstate 70 is now closed.
Lt. Lawrence Roseboro with the Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol says that the death of 62-year-old Laurence Shelly has been ruled suicide by the LIcking County Coroner.
Lt. Roseboro says the coroner's report indicates that Shelly was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. The Patrol says Shelly was found beside the westbound lane of Interstate 70 between Ohio 158 and Ohio 37 with a gun nearby...