According to a press release, officers found the plow truck straddling the concrete center wall on I-77 southbound between Grant Ave. and State Route 21.
Cuyahoga County and several other counties are under a Winter Weather Advisory until 1 a.m. Saturday with 2 to 9 inches of snow expected to fall.
That prompted the closure of lanes both north and southbound on I-77.
Investigators believe the driver of the ODOT truck lost control when the driver was attempting to avoid other vehicles that crashed ahead of the plow truck.
According to police, they believe the ODOT driver’s actions avoided a direct collision that could have caused more injuries.
A total of 6 vehicles were involved. It took about 3 hours to remove the truck from the median and reopen the interstate.
Police say poor road conditions due to weather caused the crash. No one was hurt.