COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 670 were closed coming out of Downtown for about two hours Thursday afternoon because of an accident involving a mowing tractor.

Columbus police reported a tractor was mowing in the area and involved in the crash. Traffic cameras showed a car with its front end smashed in and spun around just beyond the tractor, which was upright but had lost one of its tires.

An Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson told NBC4 that the person driving the tractor was a contractor, not an ODOT employee.

Police said one person was taken to Ohio State University East Hospital and was expected to recover.

Traffic cameras showed the accident scene in the curve before the East Fifth Avenue exit. Traffic from Downtown was routed onto I-71, and traffic behind the scene was turned around and used the right shoulder to head west and exit via the on-ramp for Leonard Avenue.

The eastbound lanes were reopened about 2 p.m.