COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Traffic built up in north Columbus after multiple crashes Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 71 that caused lengthy closures.

A spokesperson with Columbus police confirmed that at 11:46 a.m., officers responded to reports of an accident on I-71 South at Weber Road, discovering that a piece of equipment fell off a semi-truck and caused “several accidents.”

(Courtesy Photo/Ohio Department of Transportation)

As a result, all lanes at I-71 South at Weber Rd. were closed, as were the ramps for I-270 East and West to I-71 South, and all lanes on I-71 South beyond I-270 West. The roadways reopened at approximately 3:30 p.m.

A police dispatcher said one person had minor injuries from the crash.

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