ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – Crashes along I-71 in Ashland County caused traffic backups most of Tuesday morning.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, it was after noon when the left lane along I-71 Northbound finally reopened between U.S. 30 and U.S. 250.
Earlier in the morning all northbound lanes had been closed because of an accident involving two semi-trucks. Officials told FOX 8, at least one was “fully loaded.” It’s not clear what the semi was hauling and there were no serious injuries, but the crash took about 8 hours to completely clear.
Also Tuesday morning, according to ODOT, there was a second crash along I-71 southbound. And then the state’s travel app reported yet another crash along I-71 northbound.
Both of those crashes have also cleared. There has been no word on what caused them or if anyone was hurt.