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Two dead, patrol officer injured, 50 cars piled up on the Ohio Turnpike
Storm triggers wrecks and shuts down roadways throughout the region
Story by KELSEY LEYVA AND M.L. SCHULTZE


 
In The Region:

An accident on the Ohio Turnpike has killed two people, injured a state trooper and shut down about two miles of the roadway in both directions midway between Cleveland and Toledo.

Blowing snow triggered a 50-vehicle pileup near the Fremont/Port Clinton and Sandusky exits. 

The Port Clinton News Herald is reporting that people were trapped in their cars.

The Highway Patrol says its trooper was investing an accident shortly before 1:30, and the patrol got word shortly after 2 p.m. that he was pinned between cars.

The weather and accidents have also closed parts of Interstate 90 and 480 in Northeast Ohio and numerous side roads.

 

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