COLUMBUS, Ohio – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 270 are closed at I-71 and the northbound lanes of I-270 are closed at I-670 on the northeast side because of a fatal crash that occurred Monday night.
The road is expected to be closed through Tuesday evening’s rush, according to the Columbus Division of Fire.
The crash closed numerous ramps and caused problems for thousands of drivers, 10TV News reported.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, the westbound lanes of state Route 161 are closed at Hamilton Road; S.R. 161 east is closed at Westerville Road; and S.R. 161 east or west cannot access I-270.
Ramps that are closed are Cleveland Avenue to I-270 east, S.R. 3 to I-270 east and Sunbury Road to S.R. 161 west and I-270 south.
Drivers are allowed to access I-270 west from Cleveland Avenue and S.R. 3, according to ODOT.
Motorists are asked to use S.R. 3 to Morse Road; Cleveland Avenue to Morse Road; S.R. 315; I-71 to I-71; and U.S. Route 62 as alternatives, according to ODOT.
A tractor-trailer that was carrying fuel crashed on Monday at about 10:20 p.m. on the ramp from I-270 north to state Route 161 east, killing the driver.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, 141,530 vehicles travel the stretch between I-270 and S.R. 161.
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