Just a light snow but a traffic nightmare

Posted By on December 7, 2009

First snow in Liberty Township Dec 7, 2009

Who would have thunk it … the first dusting of snow across the Cincinnati area that looks so harmless and traffic nightmare ensues. Good news for automotive body shops and tow truck operators … and probably far better than the “cash for clunkers” boondoggle forced on taxpayers by Washington this year?

I went out to feed the dog and pick up the trash cans this morning admiring the beauty of a first snow, but unfortunately didn’t realized that many  were already playing bumper cars on the roads. A couple of friends (and my wife) messaged or tweeted their frustration of slow travel as each pondered a better route to work … such is life at the beginning of winter.

Slow travel this morning

8:55 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 WESTBOUND RAMP TO I-74 NO RAMP. MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

8:54 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (WHITEWATER) I 74 EASTBOUND AT ST RTE 128 ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:52 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (SPRINGDALE) I-275 WESTBOUND AT PRINCETON PIKE ACCIDENT REPORTED . LEFT AND RIGHT LANES BLOCKED.

8:52 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) NORWOOD LATERAL (562) WESTBOUND BEFORE PADDOCK RD ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:51 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) I-71 NORTHBOUND AT DANA AV ACCIDENT. RIGHT LANE BLOCKED

8:44 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 WESTBOUND AFTER MONTGOMERY RD ACCIDENT ON THE LEFT SHOULDER

8:43 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-71 NORTHBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

8:43 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) I-71 NORTHBOUND AT DANA AV ACCIDENT. RIGHT LANE BLOCKED

8:41 a.m.: ODOT ROAD CONDITION UPDATE – WET AND ICY ROADS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. ODOT HAS CALLED FOR SALT TRUCKS

8:40 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (ERLANGER) I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT. TWO LANES BLOCKED. UNDER THE OVER PASS

8:40 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CRESTVIEW HILLS) I-275 WESTBOUND AFTER TURKEY FOOT RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

8:38 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-74 EASTBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:38 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 WESTBOUND RAMP TO I-74 NO RAMP. MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

8:38 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 WESTBOUND AFTER MONTGOMERY RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

8:35 a.m.: ACCIDENT – NORWOOD LATERAL (562) WESTBOUND BEFORE PADDOCK RD ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:33 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (SPRINGDALE) I-275 WESTBOUND AT PRINCETON PIKE ACCIDENT REPORTED . LEFT AND RIGHT LANES BLOCKED

8:23 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 EASTBOUND BETWEEN PETERSBURG RD AND AIRPORT RD NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED MULTIPLE LANES BLOCKED

8:20 a.m.: ACCIDENT -(CINCINNATI) I-74 WESTBOUND AT I-75 REOPENED . TRAFFIC GETTING BY IN RIGHT LANE ONLY

8:18 a.m.: ACCIDENT –  (MILFORD) I 275 SOUTHBOUND AT MILFORD PARKWAY ACCIDENT INVOLVING A TRACTOR-TRAILER . SEMI ON ITS SIDE IN THE MEDIAN

8:12 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 EASTBOUND BETWEEN PETERSBURG RD NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED . MULTIPLE LANES BLOCKED

8:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT (CRESTVIEW HILLS) I-275 WESTBOUND AFTER TURKEY FOOT RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

8:10 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (ERLANGER) I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT. TWO LANES BLOCKED. UNDER THE OVER PASS

8:09 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 NORTHBOUND AFTER KILBY RD CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT . DUE TO JACKKNIFED TRACTOR TRAILER

8:09 a.m.: (DENT) I-74 WESTBOUND AFTER HARRISON AV REOPENED

8:08 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO I-74 EB EASTBOUND RAMP. ACCIDENT ON THE LEFT SHOULDER

8:07 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 NORTHBOUND RAMP TO I-74 EB EASTBOUND RAMP. ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:07 a.m.:
ACCIDENT – I-74 EASTBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT REPORTED

8:07 a.m.:
ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 WESTBOUND RAMP TO I-74 NO RAMP. MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

8:06 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CRESTVIEW HILLS) I-275 WESTBOUND AFTER TURKEY FOOT RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

8:03 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (KENWOOD) I-71 SOUTHBOUND AT MONTGOMERY RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

7:49 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND BEFORE RT 338 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:48 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (MONFORT HEIGHTS SOUTH) I-74 EASTBOUND AT NORTH BEND RD CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT

7:47 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (ERLANGER) I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND RAMP TO I-275 NO RAMP. INJURY ACCIDENT

7:46 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (ERLANGER) I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT. TWO LANES BLOCKED. UNDER THE OVER PASS

7:43 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 EASTBOUND AT I-74 NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED

7:42 a.m.: ACCIDENT- I-275 EASTBOUND BETWEEN PETERSBURG RD NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS REPORTED

7:39 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-74 WESTBOUND AFTER HARRISON AV CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS

7:37 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 NORTHBOUND AFTER KILBY RD CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT . DUE TO JACKKNIFED TRACTOR TRAILER

7:30 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-71 SOUTHBOUND BEFORE FIELDS ERTEL RD ACCIDENT. CENTER LANE BLOCKED

7:26 a.m. – WEATHER:
WET AND ICY ROADS ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. ODOT HAS CALLED FOR SALT TRUCKS

7:24 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) I-74 WESTBOUND AT I-75 CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT

7:23 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) NORWOOD LATERAL (562) WESTBOUND AFTER READING RD MULTI-VEHICLEACCIDENT . 3 CARS INVOLVED.

7:20 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) NORTH BEND RD AT COLERAIN AV ACCIDENT REPORTED.

I-74 WESTBOUND AFTER HARRISON AV CLOSED DUE TO ACCIDENT . DUE TO
NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS

7:15 a.m.: ACCIDENT (CRESCENT SPRINGS) BUTTERMILK PIKE RAMP TO 75/71 NB NORTHBOUND RAMP. DISABLED VEHICLE . CAR INTO A DITCH.

7:14 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (WHITEWATER) I 74 AT ST RTE 128 MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT . THREE CARS INVOLVED

7:14 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 SOUTHBOUND RAMP TO I-74 EB EASTBOUND RAMP. ACCIDENT ON THE LEFT SHOULDER

7:13 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-74 EASTBOUND AT I-275 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:13 a.m.: ACCIDENT(DENT) I-275 NORTHBOUND RAMP TO I-74 EB EASTBOUND RAMP. ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:12 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (DENT) I-275 WESTBOUND RAMP TO I-74 NO RAMP. MULTI-VEHICLE ACCIDENT

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (WHITEWATER) RT 128 AT US 50 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (CINCINNATI) I-75 SOUTHBOUND AT I-74 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 WESTBOUND BEFORE CAROL CROPPER BRIDGE ACCIDENT REPORTED. BRIDGE IS SLIPPERY

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (HEBRON) I-275 WESTBOUND AT HWY 237 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-275 EASTBOUND AFTER RT 8 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (ERLANGER) I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND RAMP TO I-275 NO RAMP.

7:11 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (MOUNT HEALTHY) RONALD REAGAN HWY EASTBOUND AT HAMILTON AV ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:10 a.m.: ACCIDENT – CINCINNATI) I-75 SOUTHBOUND AT MITCHELL AVE ACCIDENT. RIGHT LANE BLOCKED

7:09 a.m.: ACCIDENT – I-75 (I-75/I-71) NORTHBOUND AFTER RT 338 ACCIDENT REPORTED

7:09 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (FRANKLIN) I 75 SOUTHBOUND AT ST RTE 73 INJURY ACCIDENT

7:06 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (KENWOOD) I-71 NORTHBOUND AFTER KENWOOD RD ACCIDENT. LEFT LANE BLOCKED

7:05 a.m.: ACCIDENT – (FORT WRIGHT) I 275 EASTBOUND AFTER HWY 17 OVERTURNED VEHICLE . VAN FLIPPED INTO THE MEDIAN

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