A strong line of storms blew over and uprooted several trees near Gaysport Thursday afternoon.
The downed trees were located on State Route 60 just south of Shaver Road. The State Highway Patrol was on scene to survey the damage. WHIZ Forecaster Katie Donovan says winds from some of the storms exceeded 60 miles per hour.
A two car accident with severe injuries occurred on State Route 60 Thursday evening.
It happened around 6PM at mile post 9 which is about a half mile north of Duncan Falls. The accident initially closed the highway in both directions. The southbound lane was re-opened at 6:45pm to let both sides of traffic pass. Lieutenant Matt Boyd of the Zanesville Post of the Highway Patrol explained what happened.
"The black SUV, it's a Ford Explorer, was coming southbound on 60 and the...
The rock wall construction on State Route 60 just south of Duncan Falls is now in the final stages.
Construction began on the wall in mid-July. Crews worked to move the wall back about eight feet and also added mesh wire fencing. An earth mound is being built between the wall and road as well to protect the rock from weathering and the elements.
"State Route 60 is still going as planned," said the Ohio Department of Transportation's Ericka Pfeifer. "It'...
The Ohio Department of Transportation said construction on a rock wall along State Route 60 is going smoothly and even running a little ahead of schedule.
Construction began on the wall in mid-July, shutting down a section of State Route 60 just south of Duncan Falls. ODOT's Ericka Pfeifer said the goal of the project is to move the wall back away from the roadway to ensure the safety of drivers.
"Behind us, you hear them drilling," Pfeifer said. "...
A project that will close State Route 60 south of Duncan Falls for the next few months is now underway.
The roadway is scheduled to re-open on September 15th. The Ohio Department of Transportation will be drilling directly into the rock and removing it. They will then use wire mesh to contain the rock wall east of the road.
The entire road is closed due to the narrow route. The workers will need the entire road to work to avoid being pinned between falling rock and moving traffic...
The Ohio Department of Transportation will be starting their Rock Slope Mitigation project next Monday, July 14.
The project is in response to vulnerable rock slopes that threaten to fall onto State Route 60 about a mile south of Duncan Falls. The project will last 60 days, ending on September 15. Ericka pfeifer, Public Information Officer for district 5 said why it is necessary to close the road.
"So what we're doing here is rock repair and a slip repair on this rock face,...
Some area officials fear a plan by the Ohio Department of Transportation could have severe consequences for those that travel State Route 60 near Dresden.
A Jefferson Township Trustee said that when he found out ODOT was studying plans to remove the traffic light at State Route 60 and Raiders Road he began to write letters. He along with other trustees and county officials contacted ODOT and State Representatives urging them to keep the light.
The State Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal accident this morning. The patrol said a motorcycle and a concrete truck collided on State Route 60 at Airyview Drive just after 5a.m. One person was pronounced dead. The road will be closed until the scene can be cleared. No further details have been released at this time.