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ODOT: Broken, missing bolts to overhead sign on I-90 cause ‘emergency’ closure

I-90 east closed
I-90 east closed(Source: ODOT)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 1:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 4:06 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) said a stretch of I-90 eastbound East of downtown was closed on Thursday afternoon after workers found a safety issue with an overhead sign.

According to the spokesperson with ODOT District 12, crews were checking a guardrail damaged in a crash, when they noticed an overhead sign support had also been damaged in the crash.

“Out of an abundance of caution, crews decided to close the interstate and immediately remove the damaged support,” said ODOT Public Information Officer Amanda McFarland.

Traffic was diverted off the interstate near the East 222nd Street interchange.

The highway re-opened just before 4 p.m.

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