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Traffic updates around Columbus, Ohio. What to expect for your commute.

Tuesday, May 23rd

8:45 AM

North Side-

Traffic is very slow on I-270 East at Sawmill Rd

Detour: SR-161

7:55 AM

North Side-

Accident on I-270 WEST near Smoky Row Rd will slow you down

Detour: SR-161

7:00 AM

Canal Winchester-

Accident on US-33 west near Gender Rd will slow you down.

Detour: Winchester Pike

5:15 AM

Northeast Side-

Southbound Cleveland Ave is blocked near Myrtle Ave due to a partially collapsed building.

Monday, May 22nd

9:00 AM

North Side-

Someone is having car problems I-270 West near I-71

Detour: Avoid the right lane

6:40 AM

South side—

A new accident on I-270 ramps to I-71 north could slow you down

Detour: US-23

6:00 AM

Union County-

Scottslawn Road – (NEW) Scottslawn Road will be reduced to one lane for two way traffic between Industrial Parkway and Watkins Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for pavement work. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. Completion: July 25th at 5 p.m.

Friday, May 19th

11:30 AM

WEST SIDE-

Accident is blocking one lane on I-70 west near Hilliard Rome Rd

Detour: US-40

8:10 AM

Downtown-

I-70 east from I-71 to Livingston Ave

Police are now letting traffic through the area

East side-

One lane is blocked on I-270 north at Hamilton Rd

Detour: Hamilton Rd

Northwest side-

One lane is blocked SR-161 West near Little Turtle Way

Detour: Dublin Granville

8:00 AM

New Albany-

SR-161 West near Little Turtle Way has one lane blocked and traffic backed up for a mile.

Detour:Dublin Granville Rd or Central College Rd

7:45 AM

South Side-

I-71 North ramp to I-270 West is closed.

Detour: US-23 or US-62

7:30 AM

Downtown—

I-70 East is still closed at Livingston Ave

Detour: I-71 North to I-670 East

Columbus City Schools: Closure on I-70 East near downtown is delaying some bus routes by up to 30 minutes.

Due to a police situation CCS buses cannot go into the area of Maize Rd between Morse and Fordham.

Call 614-365-5074 for assistance.

7:00 AM

Downtown-

I-70 East is still closed at Livingston Ave

Detour: I-71 North to I-670 East

Columbus City Schools: Closure on I-70 East near downtown is delaying some bus routes by up to 30 minutes.

5:00 AM

East side-

An accident involving a Cota bus on eastbound 70 has lanes blocked near Livingston Ave.

Thursday, May 18th

9:45 AM

East side-

Traffic light is out at E Livingston Ave and Alum Creek Dr. Columbus Police are directing traffic.

9:30 AM

South side-

Lockbourne Rd is closed between Refugee Rd and SR-104 for emergency water line repairs.

Detour: Fairwood Ave

9:15 AM

North Side-

Accident on I-71 south near Cooke Rd.

The left lanes are blocked and traffic is building.

Detour: SR-315

6:30 AM

North Side-

Accident on the side of I-71 at North Broadway

No need for a detour because traffic is moving.

Wednesday, May 17th

​10:36 AM

South East--

Accident between I-270 north and US-33 has two lanes blocked.

Detour: Williams Rd or Rathmell Rd

10:30 AM

Grove City-

Slow drive times on I-71 North at SR-665

Detour: US-62

8:00 AM

Grove City-

Slow drive times on I-71 North at SR-665

Detour: US-62

7:40 AM

Downtown—

Accident on I-70 West near I-71 east split is causing traffic to build.

Detour: I-670 or Livingston Ave

6:10 AM

South East Columbus—

Accident on US-33 East ramp to Refugee Rd

Detour: I-70

5:00 AM

Downtown—

Reports of a medical emergency SR-315 at I-670

Traffic is moving but you can avoid the area by taking I-71

4:40 AM

West Jefferson-

Rolling road closures will slow you down on I-70 at Cole Road

Expect delays until 5am

Detour: US-40

3:30 AM

West Jefferson-

Rolling road closures will slow you down on I-70 West at Cole Road

Expect delays until 5am

Detour: US-40

Tuesday, May 16th

8:50 AM

East side-

Accident on I-70 West near Brice Rd on the east side.

One lane is blocked

Detour: US-40

8:30 AM

Columbus-

Accident on Lockbourne Rd at Thurman Ave

Detour: Frebis Ave

East Side-

Accident on W. Mound St near Richardson Ave

Detour: Whitehead Rd

7:55 AM

North Side-

SR 315 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Hard Road and I-270 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for barrier wall installation.

-Traffic is already slow in the area.

Detour: SR-315 or Sawmill Rd

5:00 AM

West side--

All lanes are now open and traffic is moving on I-270 at Roberts Rd

4:30 AM

West side-

One lane is blocked on I-270 North at Roberts Rd for road work.

Detour: SR-315 or Riverside Dr

Monday, May 15th

7:15 AM

Lockbourne-

New accident on Alum Creek Rd near Rohr Rd.

Take London-Groveport Rd

6:45 AM

West Side-

Reports of an accident on I-270 North ramp to Cemetery Rd

Detour: Roberts Rd

6:10 AM

Westerville-

Accident on Old Dublin Granville Rd near Westerville Rd

Detour: Dublin Granville Rd

5:50 AM

Union County-

US 33 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between SR 4 and Northwest Parkway from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge work.

Take 5th Street

Completion: May 16th.

5:25 AM

Delaware County-

SR 315 North of 750 is now open and traffic is moving in the area.

Friday, May 12th

6:00 AM

East Side-

Traffic will be down to one lane on I-270 northbound near Hamilton Road for concrete repairs from Friday, May 12 at 8 pm to Monday, May 15 to 5am.

Detour: You can take N. Hamilton Road or Westerville Road to avoid the delays completely.

The following ramps will also be closed for the weekend:

US 62 west ramp to I-270 north
Detour: US 62 west to I-270 south to Hamilton Road to I-270 north

SR 161 east ramp to I-270 north

Detour: SR 161 east to Sunbury Road to SR 161 west to I-270 north

Ramps to and from Morse Road will remain open.

5:15 AM

Downtown-

One lane is blocked on I-71 South at Cooke Rd

Detour: No need for a detour yet because traffic is light

Thursday May 11th

8:45 AM

Northeast Columbus-

Accident on 270 North near Westerville Road is blocking one lane.
Detour: SR-161

7:40 AM

Northeast Columbus-

One lane is blocked on the I-270 North ramp to SR-161 East.

Detour: Morse Rd

North Columbus-

All lanes are now open on 11th Ave near I-71.

4:25 AM

North Columbus-

11th Ave is closed at Grogan Ave (near I-71)
Detour: Take 5th Ave or 17th Ave

Wednesday May 10th

8:50 AM

East Side-

Accident blocking lanes on I-70 West near Livingston Ave

Detour: Livingston Ave

8:20 AM

East Side-

A new accident on I-270 South near E.Main St is blocking lanes.

Detour: Hamilton Rd

8:05 AM

West Side-

All lanes are now open on I-70 West near Wilson Rd

7:50 AM

West Side-

Debris is slowing down traffic on I-70 West near Wilson Rd. Wilson Rd ramp to I-70 is also closed.

Take US-40 or Hague Ave to avoid delays

7:15 AM

West Side-

Debris on I-70 West near Wilson Rd could slow you down.

Wilson Rd ramp to I-70 West is closed. Traffic is slow on 70 westbound in the area

Detour: US-40

6:45 AM

West Side-

Debris on I-70 West near Wilson Rd could slow you down.

You’ll want to avoid the middle lane or take US-40

5:30 AM

Pike County--

US-23 North is closed near Market St exit.

Detour: Take SR-104

4:25 AM

Downtown-

All lanes are now open on I-71 at 17th Ave after an earlier morning accident.

4:15 AM

Downtown-

Traffic is down to one lane on I-71 North near 17th Ave

Detour: SR-315

3:05 AM

Columbus-

I-71 Northbound at 17th Avenue is closed after a crash

Tuesday, May 9th

8:00 AM

Grandview-

Wires are down on King Ave near Northwest Blvd

Detour: 5th Ave

7:45 AM

West Jefferson-

All lanes are open and traffic is moving on I-70

6:50 AM

West Jefferson-

One lane is now open on I-70 East near SR-142.

Detour: US-40

5:15 AM

West Jefferson-

All lanes of I-70 East are closed near SR-142.

Detour: US-40

4:25 AM

West Jefferson-

One lane is now open on I- 70 East near SR-142 in West Jefferson

Detour: You can take US-40 to avoid some delays

3:30 AM

West Side-

All lanes of I-70 East are closed near SR-142.

Detour: US-40

Monday, May 8th

9:30 AM

Marion County-

RT-203 at RT 4 in Prospect because of high water.

Take Hughes Rd or Dunbar Rd #10TV 10tv.com/traffic

9:15 AM

Downtown-

Accident on I-70 East near Broad St.

One lane is blocked.

Detour: I-670

8:00 AM

East Side-

Accident on E.Broad St near Waverly St will slow you down.

Detour: Main St

Downtown-

Accident on 18th St at E.Main St will slow you down.

Detour: Main St

Update-

All lanes are now open on I-71 Southbound near 5th Ave.

6:15 AM:

Downtown-

One lane is blocked on I-71 South near I-670

Detour: SR-315

Sunday, May 7th

10:00 AM:

West Side -

Heavy traffic backup on I-70 west near Hilliard-Rome Road due to utility work.

OSU Campus Area

Increased traffic around campus at SR 315 and Lane Ave exit due to OSU commencement.

Friday, May 5th

7:30 AM:

North Side -

13 minutes: SR 315 SB from I-270 to I-670

24 minutes: I-71 SB from I-270 to downtown

7:00 AM:

Downtown--

Accident on I-70 West near SR-315 will slow you down this morning.

Take I-670

6:40 AM:

I-71 South at SR-161: A new accident will slow you down on the north side

Detour: SR-315

5:00 AM:

An accident on 3rd St at State St will slow you down this morning.

Detour: Broad Street

Thursday, May 4th

7:10 AM:

East Side-

Accident on I-70 West at SR-310 will slow you down.

Detour: US-40

6:40 AM:

Perry County-

OH-668 is closed at Big Inch Rd

Detour: OH-13

5:30 AM:

East Side-

Accident on E.Broad St at Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd

Detour: Main St

5:15 AM:

Marysville-

Watkins Rd is closed between Hinton Mill Rd and Scottslawn Rd

Expect to see delays for the next hour

Detour: US-33

Wednesday, May 3rd

9:25 AM:

Accident on SR-315 South near Henderson Rd will slow you down this morning.

Detour: I-71

8:45 AM:

New Albany-

Traffic is slow in both directions on SR-161.

Detour: Dublin Granville Rd

8:35 AM:

New Albany-

Traffic is slow in both directions on SR-161.

Big delays westbound near Hamilton Rd

Detour: Dublin Granville Rd

8:15 AM:

Traffic is building across the map.

North Side-

14 minutes: SR-315 from I-270 to I-670

17 minutes: I-71 from I-270 to I-670

South Side-

6 minutes: I-71 from I-270 to I-70

8 minutes: Gender Rd to I-270

6:40 AM:

North Side-

10 minutes: SR-315 from I-270 to I-670

10 minutes: I-71 from I-270 to I-670

Tuesday, May 2nd

8:30 AM:

Hocking County-

SR-374 is closed in both directions in Hocking County, south of Woltz Road. SR-374 is closed in both directions.

Detour SR-180

8:00 AM:

Etna-

Traffic is slowly starting to move on I-70 West near SR-310

Detour: US-40

South Side-

Accident on I-71 North at Greenlawn Ave has traffic down to one lane. Traffic is backed up past I-270.

Detour: US-23 or US-62

7:15 AM:

BREAKING:

I-70 West is closed at SR-310 in Etna

DETOUR:US-40

6:40 AM:

West side-

A new accident on the 270 ramp to I-70 East ramp will slow you down

Detour: US-40

6:15 AM:

South East Columbus-

A new accident could slow you down on Winchester Pike could slow you down on Shannon rd

Take US-33

5:30 AM:

New Albany-

SR 161 will be reduced to two lanes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Little Turtle Way and Hamilton Road for sign installation.

Monday, May 1st

1:00 PM

Ramp from I-70 east to SR 315 closed for pothole repair

12:15 PM

Gas leak closes Morse Rd. between Westerville Rd & Chesford Rd in north Columbus.

11:20 AM

One lane blocked on I-270 west just before Cleveland Ave.

9:30 AM

North Side-

One lane is blocked on I-270 West near Cleveland Ave

Detour: Take SR-161

8:00 AM

North Side-

I-71 South at Polaris Pkwy: Accident with injuries has one lane BLOCKED

Detour: State Rd

7:44 AM

Downtown-

All lanes are now open on I-670 West near 5th Ave.

North Side-

21 minutes: SR-315 South from I-270 to I-670

27 minutes: I-71 South from I-270 to downtown

6:40 AM

East side-

Woodcrest Rd is closed near Myers Rd for police activity.Detour: Hamilton Rd

Downtown-

New accident on I-670 WEST near 5th Ave will slow you down.

TAKE I-70

6:00 AM

Downtown: One lane is blocked bu traffic is moving on I-670 West ramp to I-71 South

Friday, April 28th

6:15 AM

According to GasBuddy, the best day to buy gas in Ohio is Tuesday and the worst day is Friday.

The best deal for gas 10TV could find is on $2.15 on Smoky Row Road near I-270

To track gas prices anytime, visit 10tv.com/traffic to find the best deal near you.

Thursday, April 27th

6:45 AM:

North Side

A new accident could slow you down SR-315 North at N. Broadway.

Detour: You can take I-71 to avoid the problem all together

Wednesday, April 26th

2:45 PM:

Vehicle fire closes ramps from I-70 to I-270 east side

8:00 AM:

Dublin-

Hyland Croy road is closed in both Directions at Mckitrick Rd due to auto accident.

Detour: Jerome Rd

6:00 AM:

Upper Arlington—

All lanes of Riverside Dr are now openjust south of Fishinger Rd.

4:15 AM:

Upper Arlington—

Riverside Dr is blocked by police activity just south of Fishinger Rd.

Detour: I-270 or Dublin Rd

Tuesday, April 25th

10:45 AM:

Update: One lane of I-71 north is now open at the Fayette/Greene County line.

6:45 AM:

Fayette/Greene County Line-

All lanes of 71 NB closed at the Fayette/Greene County line due to a tractor trailer rollover.

Duration: several hours

5:45 AM:

Delaware-

A car fire is blocking lanes on US-23 South near Orange Rd.

Detour: Old State Rd ( Road work will slow you down on SR-315)

Monday, April 24th

8:20 AM:

Delays as you plan your day:

- State Route 161 (Northeast Side) – SR 161 will be reduced to one lane at New Albany Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for overhead sign installation.

- Crack sealing crews will be treating Polaris Parkway between I-71 and S. Old State Road and Renner Road between Hilliard Rome Road and Tanglewood Park Blvd on Monday and Tuesday, April 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. This is a moving operation. At least one lane in each direction will be maintained. Please drive with extra caution near the crews and plan for short delays.

4:30 AM:

All lanes are now open on Bethel Rd at Bentley Lane.

4:15 AM:

North Columbus

Bethel Road is closed at Bentley Lane for police activity.

Detour: Henderson Rd or SR-161

Saturday, April 22nd

2:00 AM:

I-70 WB ramp to I-270 SB is back open in east Columbus.

12:15 AM:

The I-70 WB ramp to I-270 SB is closed in east Columbus. Police say no one is hurt, but the ramp remains shut down.

Friday, April 12th

6:45 AM:

All Eastbound lanes of W. Broad Street will close at 6 pm for bridge beam work until Monday 5 am.

Detour: Sullivant Avenue or Interstate 70

Wednesday, April 19th

6:00 AM:

East Side:

You'll see some delays on the east side on Broad St near I-270 for police activity.

Take Main St

5:30 AM:

NORTH SIDE

SR 315 south is reduced to one lane between Hard Road and I-270 for two weeks for pavement reconstruction.

DETOUR: US-23 or Smoky Row Rd

Tuesday, April 18th

8:30 AM:

Car fire on I-270 near Easton Way is blocking lanes in both directions.

Detour: Take I-71 or SR-315

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8 AM:

Accident on I-71 South at Morse Rd has one lane blocked.

It will take you 19 minutes from I-270 to I-670 on I-71.

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7:30 AM:

Serious crash in Pataskala: E Broad St and Mink St. Take Main St

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6:30 AM:

Circleville

A new accident on US-23 near SR-762 will slow you down.

It will take you 40 minutes on US-23 from Mound St to I-270

Detour: Take SR-104

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