Traffic restricted on I-71 South near Washington Court House due to multiple crashes

Fayette County

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (WCMH) — Traffic remains restricted on I-71 South in Fayette County near Washington Court House for what the sheriff’s office said were two crashes with injuries.

According to OHGO, the right-hand lane of I-71 South between SR-435 to US-35 is closed following a crash reported at approximately 5:20 p.m. Sunday.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer with a fuel leak. A HAZMAT team is involved in assisting at the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating another multi-vehicle crash in the area near the Destination Outlet Center.

There is no word on how many people were injured in the crashes.

The sheriff’s office is urging drivers to use alternate routes, saying portions of I-71 could be closed for several hours.

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