Semi carrying 50,000 pounds of eggs overturns on I-70 E ramp to I-75 S

Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 2:53 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 4:03 PM

Overturned semi reported on I-70 east ramp to I-75 south, traffic moving on shoulder

UPDATE @ 4:03 p.m.:

A semi-trailer hauling eggs was traveling too fast for the ramp when its load shifted and the semi overturned, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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Troopers were told that the semi was hauling 50,000 pounds of eggs, said Sgt. Chris Colbert.

The semi has to be unloaded before it can be turned back over.

Colbert said he expects it to take three to fours hours for the scene to clear.

The Interstate 70 east ramp to Interstate 75 ramp is open on the shoulder, but I-70 is seeing some slowdowns.

Colbert asked that motorists pay attention and watch out for stopped traffic.

UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.:

Traffic is down to the shoulder on the I-70 east ramp to I-75 south after a semi overturned.

The lanes are reportedly blocked and are expected to stay that way for several hours, said dispatchers.

Traffic is getting by on the ramp’s shoulder.

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INITIAL REPORT:

A semi-trailer has overturned  on the I-70 east ramp to I-75 south in Butler Twp.

The semi rolled onto its side and onto the side of the highway around 2:45 p.m. 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is responding. It is not clear if any lanes have been closed.

We have a crew on the way and will update this story as more information is available.