Turnpike reopens after dump truck crash

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NORTH ROYALTON -- The Ohio Turnpike was closed in both directions after a dump truck struck a sewer pipe that crossed over the roadway.

The road was shut down between Interstate 71 and Interstate 77. The accident happened at mile marker 164.

The Ohio Turnpike says that area has since reopened.

Officials said the truck's bed hit a pipe, then a bridge in the westbound lanes.  A semi truck in the eastbound lanes swerved to avoid the pipe, hit a wall, the damaged its diesel tanks.

Some diesel spilled onto the eastbound lanes, and the tanks were being emptied as a precaution, authorities said.

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