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Icy road conditions cause multiple crashes across NE Ohio

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 10:43:50-05

CLEVELAND — Icy road conditions caused delays for the morning commute Monday.

News 5 photojournalist Mike Vielhaber, who has been tracking overnight news and weather for more than a decade, said he’s never seen road conditions as bad as he did overnight.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation announced the ramp from I-271 north to I-480 west has reopened after it was previously closed due to a crash.

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Motorists were asked to avoid the area.

In Akron, I-77 northbound between White Pound Drive and Ridgewood-Miller roads was closed due to a crash.

Just after 5 a.m., responding officers requested additional backup and resources to close down a portion of the highway.

One vehicle lost control and struck the guardrail and another vehicle struck the center median. Police said at least two motorists, a man and a woman, were later taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Their injuries are not considered not life-threatening.

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Five vehicles were involved in a crash on I-71 northbound that closed the highway for hours.

AirTracker 5 was at the scene where there were two jackknifed commercial trucks next to a patrol cruiser.

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A crash previously closed I-71 northbound just north of the US 224-176 ramps.

No injuries were reported and I-71 northbound has since reopened.

ODOT Cleveland said over 30 trucks are out treating the roads.

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