Updated: Truck fire on I-71 shut down all northbound traffic Friday morning (video)
Update: left shoulder going north is open, still very slow going
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Medina County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a semi truck on fire on I-71 Friday morning, Sept. 13 shut down all northbound traffic as crews battle the blaze.
The fire was at mile marker 208, just north of I-76.
By 9:37 a.m. the Ohio Department of Transportation tweeted the left shoulder of the road had been opened, however traffic was still moving very slowly.
UPDATE (as of 9:37am): The left shoulder has been opened to traffic. Emergency and ODOT personnel are directing traffic around the incident; however, traffic is still moving very slowly. Drive with caution in the area.
I-71 northbound between Avon Lake Road and I-76 is closed.
At the Sheriff’s office was unable to confirm, when the road would reopen.
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