I-75 ramp to U.S. 68/Ohio 15 closed due to stuck truck

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting that a wide load is stuck on the I-75 southbound loop ramp to Ohio 15/U.S. 68, as of 11:15 a.m., and that the ramp is closed. ODOT says it does not have an estimation on when the ramp will be re-opened.

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