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50 Car pile up shuts down Interstate 80 in Ohio

Snow storms wreaked havoc on Interstate 80 today in Ohio as a 50 car pile up has crews scrambling to get to the disabled vehicles in order to clear the highway.  Reports have indicated that several of the vehicles involved were tractor trailers.

According to Ohio Highway Patrol, the incident occurred this afternoon west of State Route 46 near Austintown, Ohio. Westbound Interstate 80 is shut down from Salt Springs Road to the Turnpike.

Other accidents were also reported in Mercer County in both the eastbound and westbound lanes on I-80. The westbound accident is approximately four miles west of exit 15 and the eastbound accident occurred 0.3 miles east of exit 15. There are lane restrictions in place on both the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic.

We urge you to drive with caution as the region experiences the first snowy conditions of the season. If you do not need to be out on the roads, please stay home.

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