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Accidents cause major traffic delays

Updated: Saturday, November 23 2013, 11:28 PM EST

by NEWS9 and Glenn Bolich

BELMONT COUNTY, OH


8-VEHICLE PILEUP CAUSES JAM ON I-70


Bad weather caused several accidents on Interstate 70 between Barnesville and Flushing Saturday night. Officials say that at least eight vehicles were involved in accidents.

One accident involved a tractor trailer which hit a slick spot on the road and lost control, turning the trailer on its side. After crews arrived, another car crashed into one of the fire rescue vehicles.

This resulted in delays just before the Barnesville exit for people driving toward Wheeling.

Authorities say it all started around 5:30 p.m Saturday when a snow squall hit the area and visibility was low and roads were slippery.

The left lane of the highway was not reopened until just before 8 p.m. Saturday.

Traffic stretched more than two miles down the highway for over two hours.

Accidents cause major traffic delays


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