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Five people are dead and at least 60 more are injured after a multivehicle crash along the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning.

The crash took place at about 3:40 a.m., approximately 30 miles from Pittsburgh, as a tour bus traveling to Cincinnati rolled over and was then hit by two tractor-trailers, according to Stephen Limani, a public relations officer for the Pennsylvania State Police.

Limani said the crash was similar to a chain reaction and involved a bus operated by the Z&D Tour company.

ODOT is displaying signs like these around the state during the holidays.
Ohio Department of Transportation

If you’ve driven Ohio’s roads lately, you’ve probably noticed the big signs with cheeky sayings directed at drivers.

Visitors in the Short North will soon be able to pay for parking with an app.
Nick Evans / WOSU

The city of Columbus is issuing a survey so residents can comment on potential changes to how parking works downtown.

Peter Dutton / Columbus

Ohio's State Highway Patrol says early data shows 15 people were killed on the state's roadways over this year's Thanksgiving holiday period.  

Travel officials are predicting this to be one of the busiest Thanksgiving weekends on the roads, so the Ohio Department of Transportation will be suspending many construction projects.

The Ohio State University

Ahead of the Buckeyes game against Penn State, a stretch of North High street from Lane Avenue to Dodridge will be reduced to three lanes on Saturday, with the fourth dedicated solely to bus bike and scooter traffic.

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A deadly crash closed all southbound lanes of Interstate 71 in the Polaris area Friday morning.

Amazon Prime delivery trucks.
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The city of Columbus announced a new program this week to help manage traffic flow around deliveries. It’s working with mobility company curbFlow to coordinate pickup and drop-off activity.

The new Smartlane on eastbound Interstate 670 east of downtown Columbus opened on Wednesday, October 23.
Ohio Department of Transportation

Commuters headed home Monday afternoon through I-670 on the Northeast Side may want to find an alternate route as ODOT crews work on emergency repairs.  

The new Smartlane on eastbound Interstate 670 east of downtown Columbus opened on Wednesday, October 23.
Ohio Department of Transportation

Ohio's first-ever 'smart lane' has opened. The smart lane is meant to reduce traffic congestion heading out of downtown on eastbound Interstate 670.

police tape - crime scene
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The Columbus Division of Police says a child was killed early Wednesday morning after being hit by a vehicle on McNaughten Road on the city’s Far East Side.

The I-70/I-71 interchange will be getting a major redo in the coming years.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Traffic deaths in the Central Ohio region have increased since 2013, according to a new report from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

Ohio State Highway Patrol cruiser driving
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Ohio drivers will see more officers on the road starting Sunday as the Ohio Highway Patrol begins a high visibility enforcement campaign for the state’s Move Over Law.

Interstate 71 is closed Wednesday morning due to a tractor trailer accident and fuel leak near the Franklin County and Pickaway County line.
Ohio Department of Transporation

Update 8:41 a.m.: Both sides of Interstate 71 have partially reopened.

Original story: Interstate 71 was closed in both directions near the Franklin County-Pickaway County line Wednesday morning becauase of a semi-truck accident and subsequent fuel leak near Orient.

Courtesy of Ohio Dept. of Transportation

State transportation officials say a tanker crash that shut down a busy ramp on the city's Northwest side this week is among more than three dozen crashes on that ramp since it opened in late 2016. It’s also the ramp’s second tanker rollover.

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