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.”