State troopers: Weather blamed for 15 separate crashes that forced closure of I-70 in Preble County

PREBLE COUNTY — State troopers responded to over a dozen weather-related crashes on I-70 in Preble County Friday morning.

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According to a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, I-70 was shut down due to approximately 15 crashes.

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Only a handful of people were transported to the hospital, none with any injuries believed to be serious or life-threatening, the spokesperson said.

Multiple semis were involved in the crashes.

All of the crashes were weather related, as snow drifts and the wind continue to deteriorate the roadways, according to the spokesperson.