Pileup crashes kill 1, shut down I-70 in Madison County

Six semitrucks and more than 25 other vehicles were involved in the two crashes around 2:30 p.m. on eastbound and westbound I-70.

The crashes happened around mile marker 83, near West Jefferson, in Madison County.

Westbound I-70 reopened around 6 p.m., but eastbound lanes remain closed at Ohio 42, our news partner, CBS affiliate WBNS-TV in Columbus reported. The Ohio Highway Patrol says one lane eastbound reopened around 11 p.m. with all lanes opening up around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

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Multiple vehicles were reportedly involved in two wrecks that has Interstate 70 shut down in both directions.

The crashes happened early this afternoon around mile marker 83 in Madison County, between Springfield and Columbus.

At the time, wind gusts combined with snowfall created whiteout conditions and poor visibility on roads.

Pile ups happened in both east- and westbound directions.

It’s unclear whether anyone was seriously injured and how long the highway will be closed.

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