LIVE UPDATES: Central Ohio Traffic Blog


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

Monday, May 21

3:30 a.m.
Good Monday morning, everyone! The roads are pretty quiet right now but some overnight construction could slow you down until about 5AM: Ramp from I-71 SB to I-70 WB is CLOSED. Detour: I-71 SB to I-70 EB to Miller Ave./Kelton Ave. to I-70 WB.

Saturday, May 19

9:10 p.m.

One lane has reopened after a crash closed I-70 westbound at the 114-mile marker.

7:06 p.m.

I-70 westbound is closed at the 114-mile marker due to a crash.

Thursday, May 17

6:20 a.m.
US-62 is Closed at Beech Rd. Use Tippet Road or Fancher Road as an alternate.

6:00 a.m.
Accident reported on Forest Creek Drive south of Mound Street on the southwest side

Wednesday, May 16

6:40 a.m.
Report of a disabled semi-truck on the right berm of I-71 north between Frank Road & Greenlawn Avenue. Expect delays in the area.

6:00 a.m.
6AM #livetraffic: Watching traffic build on I-70 WB out of Licking County but otherwise pretty smooth sailing! We remain accident-free for now.

5:00 a.m.
5AM #livetraffic: Smooth sailing on the roads this AM despite the chance for rocky weather later this afternoon. Currently... - Accident-free - Overnight construction is clear.

Upcoming Lane Closure on SR-37 in Lancaster
9:00AM to 2:00PM
On Wednesday, May 16, SR-37 will be restricted to one lane with flaggers between Rising Park and Arbor Valley Drive for asphalt repairs.

3:35 a.m.
Accident reported on Cleveland Ave south of E Hudson St.

3:30 a.m.
Good Wednesday morning! A few overnight construction spots could slow you down. #10TV @10TV
- Left lane of I-270WB is CLOSED b/w I-71 & SR-315 on the north side.
- Ramp from I-71SB to I-70WB is CLOSED. --> Take I-71SB to I-70EB to Kelton Ave to Cole St to I-70WB

Tuesday, May 15

5:45 a.m.
#Sunrise views for those of you heading to or from @columbusairport this morning.

5:15 a.m.
5:15AM #livetraffic: @ODOT_Columbus reports overnight construction is wrapped up. All lanes & ramps across the board now OPEN. - Currently accident-free Enjoy the clear conditions for now!

3:30 a.m.
Good Tuesday morning! Just hitting the roads? Several lane & ramp closures due to overnight construction across the board. Details & detours on #10ThisMorning! Also, watch for a car fire reported on Wager St just east of Parsons Ave in south Columbus.

Monday, May 14

8:00 a.m.
The left lane of I-71 NB is closed due to an accident between I-270 & Frank Road. Expect delays in the area.

5:30 a.m.
Traffic starting to pick up but things are still quiet on the roads across central Ohio. Pack your rain gear for later!

US 42 between SR 38 and Deger Dr.
7 AM MONDAY 5/14/18: US 42 SB will be reduced to one lane for resurfacing.
4 PM FRIDAY 5/18/18: All lanes will open at the end of each day.

$2.75 ORIENT: US-62 & London Rd
$2.75 LONDON: Lafayette St & Sheffield Blvd
$2.68 COLUMBUS: S High St near I-270

4:00 a.m.
According to @ColumbusPolice, crews are still on scene at an earlier accident at Gabriels Landing Dr near Sullivant Ave. Use caution in the area of Westland High & Darby Woods Elementary School.

3:45 a.m.
Good Monday morning! Only a little overnight construction left to contend with this morning. The right lane of I-70 EB is CLOSED between US-23 & I-71. Stay left.

Friday, May 11

7:20 a.m.

According to Delaware County Sheriff, the right lane of US-23 SB is CLOSED just south of Hills-Miller Rd due to a single car accident. Stay left and expect delays in the area.

$2.85 JOHNSTOWN: W Coshocton St near Cherry Hill Rd
$2.79 COLUMBUS: Stelzer Rd near Alston Rd
$2.72 CENTERBURG: Main St & Branch St

The current average cost of a gallon is $2.82. That's 66 cents higher than this time last year.

AAA spokesperson, Kimberly Schwind, said it's normal for gas prices to spike at the beginning of the busy summer driving season, but said this week's decision to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran has exasperated prices at the pump.

"We have not seen gas prices this high since the end of 2014, so it's noticeable," said Schwind.

Speculation is heavy over how the Iran deal will impact crude oil prices. AAA said crude oil currently sits about $70 per barrel, the highest since November 2014.

Schwind said Ohio drivers can expect the cost of gasoline to go higher before it levels off.

"We're already seeing prices above $2.80 a gallon, and so we could be closer to that $3 a gallon mark as we go into the summer," said Schwind.

7:00 a.m.
Accident reported at E Deshler Ave & Lockbourne Rd in south Columbus.

4:30 a.m.
Overnight construction reported clear by ODOT. all lanes and ramps back OPEN.

3:40 a.m.
Good Friday morning! A number of closures due to overnight construction might impact your drive until about 5AM. Details & detours on #10ThisMorning starting at 4:25!

Thursday, May 10

1:00 p.m
I-71 south is closed just south of Greenlawn Avenue due to a crash. Expect delays in the area.

9:20 a.m.

There is a crash at I-270 north at Tuttle Crossing and the right lanes are closed.

5:35 a.m.
5:35AM #livetraffic: Rain moving east but roads remain wet for your commute.
- Overnight construction clear
- Car fire on Shore Blvd clear
- Big Run Rd still closed b/w US-62 & Gantz Rd due to wires down

4:20 a.m.
#TrafficAlert: Car fire reported on Shore Blvd between Hamilton Rd & I-270 on the northeast side.

4:00 a.m.
#TrafficAlert: According to @OHFCSO, Big Run Rd is closed in both directions between US-62 & Gantz Rd due to wires down just south of Frank Rd. Take Frank Rd instead.

3:45 a.m.
Good morning! It's busy in the traffic & weather departments today. There is a lot of overnight construction across the board & rain is making its way across central Ohio as we speak. Details, detours & your forecast on #10ThisMorning starting at 4:25!

Wednesday, May 9

6:00 a.m.
Traffic picking up south of downtown but we remain accident-free at this hour. @AshleeBaracy is tracking the threat of storms later this evening but things are dry right now!

5:00 a.m.
Crews just opened all lanes of I-70 EB after the right lane was closed at Front St for overnight construction.

4:45 a.m.
Monitoring some lane closures overnight, the right lane of I-70 EB is closed at Front Street and the left lane of I-270 NB is closed between Tuttle Crossing & US-33.

US-33 EB is back OPEN at I-270 on the southeast side after an earlier semi accident.

Tuesday, May 8

8:45 a.m.
US-33 EB is back OPEN at I-270 on the southeast side after an earlier semi accident.

7:15 a.m.
New accident blocks the right lane of I-270 SB between US-33 & Alum Creek Dr. US-33 EB remains closed between I-270 & Hamilton Rd.

6:15 a.m
Two lanes blocked on US-33 EB at I-270 on the southeast side. Expect delays in the area. Traffic moving slowly around the right side of the scene. Take Winchester Pike instead.

4:45 a.m.
Overnight construction reported clear by @ODOT_Columbus! All lanes and ramps now OPEN.

3:30 a.m.
Good morning! A few spots may be slower due to overnight construction but all are expected to clear by 5AM. We have a nice, dry start to the day!

Monday, May 7

6:25 a.m.
All lanes of I-71 SB are now back OPEN. Expect delays to continue from Morse Rd.

$2.65 MILFORD CENTER: S Mill St & W State St
$2.53 MARYSVILLE: N Cherry St & E 5th St
$2.48 HILLIARD: Cemetery Rd & Leap Rd

SR 31 between SR 347 & 739
7 AM: State Route 31 in Union County between SR 347 and SR 739 will close in one week, except for local traffic, to replace 11 culverts.
The closure will begin at 7 AM on Monday, May 7, weather permitting and not re-open until July 29, 2018.
The signed, posted detour is SR 739 south to SR 347 east to SR 31 or reverse.

SR 739 at US 33
7 AM: SR 739 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge sealing
5 PM: All lanes open

SR 739 at Honda Parkway
9 AM: SR 739 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for pavement repair
2 PM: All lanes open.
9 PM: SR 739 will be reduced to one lane in each direction for pavement repair
5 AM: All lanes open

6:15 a.m.
Expect delays on I-71 SB from Morse Rd. Two left lanes remain blocked between Cooke & N Broadway.

6:00 a.m.
Accident on I-71 SB is blocking the left lanes between Cooke & N Broadway. Stay right.

5:30 a.m.
5:30AM #livetraffic: We're still moving up to speed just about across the board this morning.
- No current reported accidents
- Overnight construction clear
- Dry pavement helping us out
- Big changes coming to SR-315. Tune in!

4:40 a.m.
Good news for early commuters! @ODOT_Columbus reporting overnight construction is clear. All lanes & ramps are OPEN.

3:30 a.m.
All lanes of I-670 are back open this morning after an accident involving a semi truck yesterday.

3:30 a.m.
Good morning & happy Monday! Hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weekend. One area impacted by overnight construction this AM: Ramp from SR-315 SB to I-70 EB CLOSED Take: SR-315 SB to I-670 EB to I-71 SB to I-70 EB. Left lanes of I-70 EB CLOSED between SR-315 & I-71


3:30 p.m.
The left lanes of I-670 westbound are closed near SR-315 due to an overturned semi. One lane is closed eastbound.