The Ohio Turnpike for 24 hours banned large trucks and some trailers on the toll road between Toledo and the Indiana state line due to snow and high winds, the Associated Press reports.
The turnpike ban started 6 p.m. Feb. 24 and expired about 1:30 p.m. Thursday — several hours ahead of schedule. The ban affected Williams, Fulton and Lucas counties.
“It’s pretty rare; high winds is the big reason to do it,” said Brian Newbacher, public information officer.
Newbacher said about 140,000 total vehicles travel the turnpike daily.
The ban applies to triple-trailer commercial vehicles and box-type, double-trailer commercial vehicles longer than 90 feet.
Also not being allowed on the western end of the turnpike are mobile home trailers, boat and horse trailers and high-profile campers.
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