MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The southbound lanes of I-71 were closed near Montville Township in Medina County after a crash Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, around of 5 p.m., all lanes were closed on I-71 south beyond State Route 18.

Drivers were urged to avoid the area at this time.

According to statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, so far in 2023, there had been 333 combined crashes on I-71 and State Route 18 in Medina County