Three lanes of I-670 closed until Monday morning

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Transportation has closed the three left-hand lanes of a portion of I-670 due to damage on the roadway.

ODOT said the three lanes on I-670 westbound on the city’s east side at Steltzer Road are closed.

Drivers also can’t get onto 670 from Route 62 west.

“After working 13 hours, now I gotta drive an extra 15-20 minutes,” said commuter Jonah Smith. “It’s not gonna be fun. It’s kind of annoying honestly. Frustrating.”

ODOT crews believe a semi-truck somehow damaged the pavement and kept driving.

Until ODOT closed the lanes, cars continued to drive over the trouble spot, where vehicles were spotted by an NBC 4 photographer. Those vehicles were pulled off to the side of the road, possibly with damage due to the road.

Drivers can file a claim with ODOT on its website, but it could be tough to get anything on it because this was a sudden issue and it was taken care of in a timely manner.

ODOT said the lanes should reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.

“I hope it’s sooner rather than later because I gotta work on Monday,” Smith said. “I don’t wanna be stuck in the traffic.”

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