Limited travel ban for portion of Ohio Turnpike lifted as winds die down

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A limited travel ban that was  in effect for a portion of the Ohio Turnpike this afternoon due to expected high winds has been lifted.

High wind warnings and high wind advisories were in effect for much of NE Ohio through 7 p.m.

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In Toledo Wednesday afternoon, a semi was blown over onto its side, according to ODOT Toledo.

According to a release from the Ohio Turnpike, the ban was in effect from noon to 5 p.m. from Westgate (the Indiana border) to Exit 161 (I-71/SR 42-Cleveland/Strongsville) due to high winds.

The following types of vehicles were banned from traveling the turnpike until the ban is canceled.

  • All triple-trailer combination commercial vehicles;
  • Box-type double-trailer combination commercial vehicles in excess of ninety (90) feet in length.
  • Mobile home/Office trailers.
  • Boat and horse trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks.
  • High-profile campers and enclosed trailers, which are defined as trailers designed for a person of average height to stand in.

Not included in the ban were passenger automobiles, self-propelled motor homes, low-profile trailers, fold-down camper trailers, pick-up trucks with slide-on camper units, vehicles towing fifth-wheel type trailers or any other type of trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pick-up trucks.

Also excluded were commercial trucks towing single flatbed or box-type trailers, flatbed double-trailer combinations in excess of 90 feet and any double-trailer combination commercial vehicles less than 90 feet.