I-77 snow crashes: Police respond to 9 crashes involving 23 vehicles

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– April snow moved through Northeast Ohio on Thursday, causing headaches for drivers including in Richfield.

Police say due to a snow band this morning, they took nine crash reports involving 23 vehicles with 42 total people involved.

According to a release from police, six people were taken to the hospital. Some of the injuries are described as serious, but not life-threatening.

I-77, which was closed for several hours, has been reopened.

(Follow earlier updates, below)

12:45 p.m.:

ODOT says it is still seeing some traffic issues due to the intense lake-effect snow. It says more than 200 crews are out and will remain out clearing the roads throughout the day.

11:50 p.m.:

Interstate 77 is closed in both directions from the Ohio Turnpike to Wheatley Road, Richfield police said. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it’s closed because of multiple crashes involving multiple cars. No serious injuries reported.

11:25 a.m. update:

Interstate 77 north between Ghent Road and the Summit/Cuyahoga County line is closed for a crash, according to ODOT.

(Photo: Brian)

10:45 a.m. update:

Interstate 90 west at Hilliard Boulevard in Rocky River is closed for a crash involved more than a dozen cars, according to dispatch.

10:10 a.m. update:

Interstate 90 east at the state Route 2 westbound ramp is experiencing delays because of a crash. Please avoid the area.

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