Sandy affecting travels in NW Ohio, turnpike bans certain vehicl - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Sandy affecting travels in NW Ohio, turnpike bans certain vehicles

(Toledo News Now) - The Ohio Turnpike Commission has issued a ban on a variety of vehicles until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The ban includes triple-trailer semis, mobile homes, high-profile campers, as well as boat and horse trailers towed by passenger vehicles or trucks.

View the complete Turnpike alert.

"It has been raining steadily and raining hard for the past eight hours of driving, like it hasn't let up yet," said Theresa Smart.

Smart was in Washington DC this past weekend when her trip got cut short by Sandy.  She tried to find an earlier flight back to Indiana but had no luck.

"Every flight that I could have possibly taken was booked, people were getting out of the city, and when I looked into renting a car, to see if I could just drive back myself, all the rental cars were unavailable too," said Smart.

"We started off in Chicago, we had four days in Chicago, went to Florida for four days, then had a great three days in New York and had to cut it short," said Roger Batho.

Flights all over the east coast have been canceled because of Sandy.

"We decided to make our flight back to the UK from Chicago, by driving across from New York to Chicago, about a 14 hour journey, but it means, I hope we'll get our connection back to London," said Batho.

A New Jersey man is concerned and said the effects of this storm could have an effect on the whole country.

"It could affect the election, you know, if it's bad and it's raining, trees falling down, people you know lose their buildings it could affect the election, so it's not just effecting the people, it could definitely effect the future as well," said Kevin Richards.

Copyright 2012 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.  

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Police warn Rossford residents about donation scam

    Police warn Rossford residents about donation scam

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-06-21 02:39:03 GMT
    (Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)(Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)
    (Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)(Rossford firefighters raise money through face-to-face fundraisers like their pancake breakfast and would never call asking money over the phone)

     Rossford Police say crooks are trying to cash in, all in the name of firefighters. 

    More >>

     Rossford Police say crooks are trying to cash in, all in the name of firefighters. 

    More >>
  • City of Toledo apologizes after billing man for cutting grass on public property

    City of Toledo apologizes after billing man for cutting grass on public property

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-06-20 23:26:50 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    The City of Toledo is apologizing to a man after they billed him for cutting grass on public property near his home.  Anthony Davis and his wife have lived in their home in south Toledo since 1995. The grass in the cul-de-sac outside their home is often overgrown. Davis normally does not mind cutting it himself.  "Just so that we don't look like we're living in some type of jungle or something," Davis said. However, recently the grass grew up to his knees. He...

    More >>

    The City of Toledo is apologizing to a man after they billed him for cutting grass on public property near his home.  Anthony Davis and his wife have lived in their home in south Toledo since 1995. The grass in the cul-de-sac outside their home is often overgrown. Davis normally does not mind cutting it himself.  "Just so that we don't look like we're living in some type of jungle or something," Davis said. However, recently the grass grew up to his knees. He...

    More >>
  • First Alert Forecast: Dry and comfortable Thursday

    First Alert Forecast: Dry and comfortable Thursday

    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

    More >>

    Tuesday chances for a few storms will remain but the oppressive heat simmers with highs back into the 80s.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly