Multi-vehicle crash shuts down tollway near Wadsworth
News-Sun staff report August 16, 2013 6:50PM
Updated: September 18, 2013 6:12AM
The Tri-State Tollway was completely shut down in both directions near Wadsworth following a multi-vehicle accident on Friday, Aug. 16, with northbound traffic impacted even after the scene was cleared during the afternoon rush.
Lake County transportation officials reported that the accident took place in the northbound lanes around 1:20 p.m. near Route 173, and all lanes were shut down by 1:26 p.m.
More than two hours later, all northbound lanes remained closed while one southbound lane was reopened.
All lanes were reopened by 4:15 p.m. but heavy delays were still reported as northbound traffic restarted.
The crash reportedly involved five vehicles, at least one of which was a semi that caught fire, though no critical injuries were reported.
The incident was responded to by personnel that included the Newport Township Fire Protection District.