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TRAFFIC ALERT: NB 280 closed because of accidents, Skyway bridge back open

(Toledo News Now) -

Toledo Police shut down the Veterans' Glass City Skyway for nearly an hour Wednesday because of multiple accidents.  The bridge of the Maumee River reopened just after 3 p.m.

Northbound I-280 is closed from the turnpike to SR 795 because of an accident. Police say the crash involves a semi truck and a pickup truck, and that at least one person was seriously hurt.

We have reports of black ice in several places, including the ramp from I-475 eastbound to I-75 northbound.

Drivers are advised to take caution if they must drive. 

AAA Tips for Winter Driving:
  • Avoid driving while you're fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Never mix radial tires with other tire types.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

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