Stories tagged with: Interstate 70

August 31, 2010 - 7:59pm
5 years 46 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
5 years 46 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
5 years 46 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.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available

August 29, 2010 - 10:15pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

A car is totaled on Interstate 70 after an accident, involving one vehicle.

It happened at mile marker 161, near the Airport Road exit, around 8:30 p.m.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says the driver, Supraja Muppala was traveling westbound.

"The vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected, traveled off the right side of the roadway, and struck a guardrail, " says Trooper Trenas Weaver.

Trooper Weaver saysMuppala...

July 29, 2010 - 9:27pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

The Granville Post of the State Highway Patrol has released the name of the man killed in an accident Wednesday on Interstate 70 near the State Route 79 exit.

The victim was 26-year-old Carlos F. Salazar of Philadelphia.

July 23, 2010 - 4:16pm
6 years 1 day ago

Three people were taken to the hospital after a rollover accident on Interstate 70 Friday.

According to Trooper Todd Henry with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol, around 3:30 a Red Ford Ranger pick-up truck driven by 37-year-old Jennifer Burk of Chandlersville was traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 just past the Adamsville exit when it failed to notice traffic slowed for construction.

Burk swerved to avoid the traffic, went into the median, and overturned....

June 22, 2010 - 9:46pm
6 years 4 weeks ago

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.

Interstate 70 westbound...

June 9, 2010 - 6:48pm
6 years 6 weeks ago

Both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are back open after being closed for nearly four hours.

Other drivers on the roadway were forced to use a detour, posted by ODOT.

"We make sure we choose the best route to detour the traffic to get to these motorists safely to a new location and to a new route, " says Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle.

Stickle says the detour needs to be appropriate too to handle all forms of traffic. The one used this afternoon went...

May 24, 2010 - 5:32pm
6 years 8 weeks ago

Some Zanesville drivers will be forced to take detours tomorrow afternoon.

ODOT is conducting bridge inspections and will be specifically looking at the bridge that overlooks Muskingum River.

Crews will close the eastbound Interstate 70 ramp from Maple Avenue from 12:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. It will also be closing the eastbound Fifth Street exit ramp during the same time period.

Public Information Officer, Kate Stickle, says detours will be posted, utilizing both Underwood...

May 12, 2010 - 5:23pm
6 years 10 weeks ago

A two vehicle accident sends a  New Concord woman to the hospital and backs up traffic on Interstate 70 in Zanesville.

It happened around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on I-70 east near the State Street on ramp.

According to Zanesville Police Lt. Tony Coury, 19-year-old Chelsey Warne was getting onto I-70 east from State Street, lost control of her car and hit the concrete median.

After striking the wall, Coury says her car came back onto...

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