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

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Saturday, February 17th

11:58 a.m.

South of Newark

SR-13 closed from Hopewell Dr. to Dorsey Mill Rd. due to a serious two-vehicle crash.

ODOT says the road remains closed. The scene has been cleared, according to Licking County officials. An unknown number of people were injured.

Friday, February 16th

8:05 a.m.

Right lane closed on US-33EB between I-270 and Hamilton Rd due to a disabled car. Take Winchester Pike instead.

7:35 a.m.

Serious pothole concerns are creating delays across the map. Center lane of I-670WB is CLOSED at 5th Ave for pothole repair. Take I-70 to avoid the area.

6:45 a.m.

Accident at Lockbourne Rd & Williams Rd. Take Frank Rd instead.

6:00 a.m.

Update: Still seeing closures due to high water. . SR-13 in Knox County near Mt. Vernon remains closed in both directions. SR-752 remains closed in both directions b/w US-23 & SR-316 in Ashville

4:55 a.m.

Reports of flooding on I-70EB Right lane closed b/w I-670 and W Broad St Take US-40 instead.

4:25 a.m.

Flooding on the roadways in some areas this morning, causing dangerous road conditions. SR-752 is closed in both directions b/w US-23 and SR-316 in Ashville due to flooding. Take Duvall Rd instead.

4:05 a.m.

Per CPD: accidents reported at I-70EB & W Broad St. Frank Rd EB & Parsons Ave

Thursday, February 15th

8:10 p.m.

The ramp from I-70 eastbound to I-270 northbound on the west side is closed due to a semi rollover.

8:50 a.m.
Accident on I-270NB b/w N Hamilton & I-670. Left lane closed.

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8:38 a.m.
Watch for a disabled car on I-71NB b/w I-270 & SR-104/Frank Rd. Right lane closed. Take US-23

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8:25 a.m.
Slow going just before Grove City where an accident is blocking the left lane of I-71NB b/w I-270EB & I-270WB. Take US-23 instead.

7:58 a.m.
Accident at E Dublin Granville Rd & Maple Canyon Ave. Take I-270 instead.

7:52 a.m.
Accident at 2nd Ave & N 6th St. Take US-23 instead.

7:37 a.m.
Accident at E Livingston & McNaughten Rd. Take I-70 or US-40 instead.

7:30 a.m.
I-70WB b/w SR-93 & SR-60 in Muskingum County. Right lane closed.

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7:00 a.m.
Accident at I-270EB at Alum Creek Dr.

4:15 a.m.
Ramp from I-71SB to US-62 is closed due to a disabled car. Emergency crews are on scene. Take US-23 instead.

4:00 a.m.
Overnight construction is wrapping up on I-71NB. Ramp to I-270WB is closed. Take US-23.

Wednesday, February 14th

10:50 a.m.
Injury accident at I-270NB b/w Cemetery & Tuttle. Right lane closed. Take SR-315 instead.

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7:52 a.m.
Accident on I-71NB b/w Frank & Greenlawn. Right lane closed. Take US-23 instead.

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7:44 a.m.
Accident reported at 5th Ave & Dublin Rd. Take Lane Ave instead.

7:40 a.m.
Accident reported at Norton Rd & Georgesville Rd. Take I-270 instead.

7:38 a.m.
Accident reported at S Glenwood Ave & W Town St.

7:30 a.m.
The left lane of SR-315NB is blocked b/w Henderson & Bethel. Leave room for emergency crews - Take I-71 instead.

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6:30 a.m.
An accident on I-270SB at US-33 has closed the left lane. Traffic moving very slow.

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5:56 a.m.
Accident reported on Elaine Rd near I-70.

5:15 a.m.
Enjoy an easy commute so far on this Valentine's Day! Just keep an eye out for crews filling pot holes around town. We're thankful for them!

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3:45 a.m.
Happy Valentine's Day! Some overnight roadwork could slow you down until about 6AM. A few projects wrapping up:
- I-70WB b/w Kelton Ave & I-71 is closed. Take US-40 instead.
- I-70EB b/w Wilson Rd & I-670 is closed. Take US-40 instead.

Tuesday, February 13th

2:30 p.m.
Ramp from Eastbound I-70 to Northbound I-270 closed in west Columbus due to a disabled semi truck. The semi-truck is on its side.

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8:15 a.m.
Frank Rd is shut down from Westfield Dr. to US-62 due to an accident involving three vehicles, including a semi. Two people were transported to local hospitals, one sent to Nationwide Children's Hospital in critical condition. Take I-270 to avoid the area.

8:00 a.m.
An accident on SR-315SB near Henderson Rd is blocking the left lane. Take US-23 instead.

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7:15 a.m.
Accident reported at Winchester Pike & Brice Rd. Take Gender Rd or US-33 instead.

6:20 a.m.
Accident reported on the I-71SB ramp to I-270. Take US-23/High St instead.

6:00 a.m.
Accident reported on E Main St at McNaughten Rd near I-270. Take I-70 to get around it.

5:10 a.m.
Construction on I-71SB b/w Frank Rd. & I-70 may cause delays. The left lane is closed. Take US-23/High St to avoid the area.

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3:30 a.m.
Expect delays in the downtown area early this morning!
I-70 westbound is closed b/w Miller Ave & I-71. I-71 southbound is closed b/w Broad St & I-70.
Both are expected to open by 5AM. Take US-40 or SR-315 to avoid the area until then.

Monday, February 12th

4:25 p.m.

A crash has closed I71 southbound between Fifth Ave. and Spring St. because of a crash near I-670.

2:30 p.m.

Accident reported on I-71 North between I-270 and Polaris Pkwy. Expect delays in the area.

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8:00 a.m.

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There is a disabled vehicle on I-70 westbound between Brice Rd and SR-256. The left lanes are closed. Take US-40 instead.

7:10 a.m.
Accident reported at Sharon Woods Blvd & Durbridge Rd. Take Cleveland Ave instead.

6:20 a.m.
It's busy on the roads this morning. Expect some delays as traffic builds.

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6:00 a.m.
Some roadwork could slow you down this morning. The left lane is closed on I-70 westbound between W Broad St. and Hague. Take US-40 instead.

5:45 a.m.
While things are off to a smooth start around Columbus this morning, areas like Ross & Pike Co. are a different story.

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Saturday, February 10th

1:30 p.m.

ODOT: All lanes of I-270 SB are now open between US-33 and I-70.

I-270 NB lanes remain closed.

11:50 a.m.

I-270 at Davidson Rd is also closed due to the earlier crash on I-270

11:15 a.m.

I-270 north just north of Cemetery Rd is closed in both directions between Tuttle Crossing Blvd and Roberts Rd due to a crash involving a semi.

Friday, February 9th

9:00 a.m.
Car fire reported at I-71 southbound near the Morse/Sinclair Rd exit.

8:00 a.m.
Still seeing major slow downs on SR-315 southbound between Lane & Ackerman. Left lane blocked, emergency crews on scene. Take I-71 or US-23 to avoid it all.

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6:55 a.m.
A second accident was reported on SR-315SB between Ackerman & Lane. Left lanes are closed. Traffic extremely slow. Take I-71 to avoid the area.

6:45 a.m.
An accident on SR-315SB between Lane & Kinnear Ave has traffic backed up. Take I-71 instead.

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4:10 a.m.
We're off to a smooth Friday morning commute so far! Snow may be lining the streets but the pavement is clear on most main roads today. Enjoy it while it lasts!

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Thursday, February 8th

8:15 a.m.
An accident on I-270 southbound b/w Roberts Rd & I-70 is slowing traffic. Take SR-315 to avoid the area.

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7:15 a.m.
Accident reported at Winchester Pike & S Hampton Rd. Take US-33 to avoid the area.

6:45 a.m.
Injury accident reported at S Old State Rd & Lewis Center Rd.

5:50 a.m.
Things are already busy on the south side. Watch for lingering snow & ice on the roads but overall, enjoy an easier commute this morning.

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4:05 a.m.
We can see pavement! What an improvement this morning. Still some shine on the roads so take your time during your morning commute. Check out these pictures from some of our biggest problem areas during yesterday morning's commute.

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3:38 a.m.
An accident was reported at the I-71SB to I-70WB ramp & Mound St. Take Livingston Ave. to avoid the area.

Wednesday, February 7th

11:11 a.m.
Accident reported on I-270SB between SR-315 & Sawmill Rd. Right lanes are closed. Take SR-161 instead.

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10:35 a.m.
Accident on I-70WB at Wilson Rd still has left lanes closed. Take US-62/W Broad St.

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10:30 a.m.
Accident reported on I-270 southbound at N Hamilton Rd. Left lanes closed.

10:25 a.m.
Accident reported at the ramp from Alum Creek Dr to I-70EB. Take Livingston Ave to avoid the area.

9:40 a.m.
Right lanes of SR-315 southbound closed b/w W North Broadway & Ackerman. Take I-71

7:30 a.m.
The left lane of R-104 eastbound is closed between High St and Alum Creek because of a disabled car. Take I-270 instead.

6:30 a.m.
Multiple disabled cars on the ramp from I-70 westbound to I-270 southbound on the east side. Drivers should use caution in the area. Take US-40 or Livingston Ave to avoid the area.

6:25 a.m.
US-23 in Pickaway County is closed in both directions due to power lines down.

5:15 a.m.
An accident was reported at W. Broad St. & N. Front St. Take US-40 or I-70 instead.

4:45 a.m.
An accident has closed the ramp from I-70 westbound to I-270 southbound. Emergency crews are on scene.
Take US-40 or Livingston Ave.

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3:30 a.m.
US-62 southbound on the southwest side is closed b/w Rosemont Ave & Laurel Ave due to a power line down. Take I-71 instead.

3:20 a.m.
A fatal accident was reported at 11th Ave & 5th St. Crews are shutting down 11th Ave eastbound at Grant. Take 17th Ave instead to avoid the area.

3:15 a.m.
Roads are packed w/ snow on the north side. Take it easy if you have to drive.

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Tuesday, February 6th

9:20 a.m.

Crash causes major delays with one lane open on I-270 at I-670 near Easton.

6:50 a.m.
UPDATE: 7:40 - All lanes now open. Still expect delays in the area. Take US-40/Main St. or Livingston Ave. instead.
UPDATE: 7:15 - One lane on I-70 westbound between SR-256 & Brice Rd. has reopened. The left lane of I-70 eastbound remains closed.
Crews are responding to an accident involving a car fire on I-70 westbound just east of Brice Rd. The road is closed. Take US-40/Main St. or Livingston Ave. to avoid the area.

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5:55 a.m.
It's already a busy commute! Keep an eye out for remaining icy patches on the roads.

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3:45 a.m.
UPDATE: 4:35 a.m. - Accident cleared.

There is currently an accident on I-270 southbound past Cemetery Rd. The right lane is closed at this time. Drivers should use caution and expect delays. Take SR-315 to avoid the area.

3:40 a.m.

Light flurries are arriving to kick off this Tuesday morning but main roads look mostly clear.

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