Ohio Turnpike bans trucks due to high winds

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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