All lanes on I-70 back open after oil spill

Tanker spills oil on I-70 (WDTN photo)
Tanker spills oil on I-70 (WDTN photo)

HARMONY TWP., Ohio (WDTN) – Two westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are back open after an overnight oil spill.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Mark Snow of Warren, Pennsylvania, was driving a semi pulling a tanker trailer on I-70 when the tanker bent in the middle and bust open, causing the oil to leak onto the highway.

The tanker was loaded with petroleum lubricating oil, which troopers say is not hazardous.

Snow was not hurt.

The middle and right westbound lanes were closed around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday near mile post 61, which is just west of U.S. 40. They reopened around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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