Rainy Night Causes Numerous Accidents in Ohio County


Traffic was tied up for hours on Thursday evening after heavy rains fell and several accidents were reported.

An accident at the I-70 and I-470 split in Ohio County left traffic backed up for hours, as crews worked to clean up the accident between a tractor trailer and a truck. The roadway appeared to re-open shortly before 10 p.m.

Other minor accidents tied up traffic for a short time in Belmont County. 

There is no word on any injuries. 

Officials with the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office say I-470 westbound is closed at the I-70 split at Elm Grove.

According to police, a tractor trailer collided with a truck in the westbound lane. 

Police say to avoid the area.

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