Ohio Turnpike travel ban lifted; high winds die down

Ohio Turnpike travel ban lifted; high winds die down
(Source: WOIO)
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - All travel restrictions have now been lifted on the Ohio Turnpike.

Earlier Wednesday the turnpike extended its Travel Ban from Westgate (the Indiana Border) to Exit 161 (I-71/SR 42-Cleveland/Strongsville) due to high winds.

The limited ban was in effect from noon through 5 p.m. Wind gusts reached up to 60 mph.

The Ohio Turnpike remained open to most traffic during that time, only certain types of vehicles were restricted.

When a Travel Ban is placed into effect, the following types of vehicles are banned from traveling the Ohio Turnpike until the Travel Ban is canceled:

  • All triple-trailer combination commercial vehicles;
  • Box-type double-trailer combination commercial vehicles in excess of ninety (90) feet in length.
  • Mobile home/Office trailers.
  • Boat and horse trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks.
  • High-profile campers and enclosed trailers, which are defined as trailers designed for a person of average height to stand in.

Not included in the Travel Ban are passenger automobiles, self-propelled motor homes, low-profile trailers, fold-down camper trailers, pick-up trucks with slide-on camper units, vehicles towing fifth-wheel type trailers, or any other type of trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks. Also excluded from the Travel Ban are commercial trucks towing single flatbed or box-type trailers, flatbed double-trailer combinations in excess of ninety (90) feet and any double-trailer combination commercial vehicles less than ninety (90) feet.

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