2 overpasses completed in Northwood - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

2 overpasses completed in Northwood

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    VIRAL VIDEO: Driver miraculously walks away after car goes airborne, careens towards gas pumps

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:30:43 GMT
    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBTSurveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. Source: WLBT

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>

    Surveillance cameras on a brand new gas station and convenience store capture a white compact sedan apparently speeding down Old Fannin Road towards Lakeland Drive in Flowood. 

    More >>
  • Breast cancer survivor fights Cleveland Clinic over surgery results (graphic)

    Breast cancer survivor fights Cleveland Clinic over surgery results (graphic)

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:12:28 GMT
    Kim Bowles undergoing chemo. (Source: Kim Bowles)Kim Bowles undergoing chemo. (Source: Kim Bowles)

    A woman who underwent a double mastectomy at Cleveland Clinic woke up to cosmetic results she says she did not consent to.

    More >>

    A woman who underwent a double mastectomy at Cleveland Clinic woke up to cosmetic results she says she did not consent to.

    More >>
  • Injury crash on US 24 sends teenage driver to hospital

    Injury crash on US 24 sends teenage driver to hospital

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:46 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:46:45 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash that occurred on northeast bound US 24, near the Woodlawn Avenue/US 6 exit in Napoleon Township on Friday.

    More >>

    Troopers from the Bowling Green Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating an injury crash that occurred on northeast bound US 24, near the Woodlawn Avenue/US 6 exit in Napoleon Township on Friday. 

    More >>
NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

After several years of construction and many trafficbackups, two new overpasses are now open on Wales Road in Northwood.

Two sets of railroad tracks about a half-mile apart usedto create significant traffic backups for drivers in the city, andeconomically, it caused some businesses to not settle there because of thepotential to be blocked in. Two new overpasses are helping to alleviate thatproblem.

Northwood City Administrator Bob Anderson says he can'tstress enough how much easier traveling is now.

"It was hard for people, once you were scouting asite, it was difficult for people to kind of justify spending the time, youmight get caught by a train," Anderson said.

The Northwood Police Department and first responders areamong those who are extremely excited for the new overpasses.

The police department is just down the street from one ofthem, and prior to its existence, the trains made responding to emergenciesvery difficult.

"If they're blocked, which they were blockedconstantly, if you see in the background, there's trains moving right now, theydid it all day long, so if we had to respond to the other side of the city,we'd actually have to go through neighboring Oregon and Toledo to get to ourneighbors. It was ridiculous," said Chief Thomas Cairl of the NorthwoodPolice Department.

The city is hoping that the overpasses will also improvetheir economy by making it a more desirable place for businesses.

Follow Toledo News Now:  

Mobile users, click on the "video" button in the app to watch this story.Download our app here.

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly