Car Fire Blocks Lanes of Ohio Turnpike

The fire happened on the Ohio Turnpike a mile east of the Stoney Ridge interchange.
The fire happened on the Ohio Turnpike a mile east of the Stoney Ridge interchange.

WOOD COUNTY -- The Ohio Turnpike is back open after a car fire closed both lanes for more than an hour on Sunday night.  The fire happened near mile marker 70, about a mile east of the Stony Ridge interchange at Interstate 280.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says its unclear how the fire started, but the woman who was driving the car was able to stop and get out.  She hurt her foot jumping over the concrete barrier separating the lanes, and was taken to the hospital.

Drivers sat in their cars and trucks for more than an hour in both directions while firefighters worked to get the flames under control.  No one was hurt in the firefighting effort.

The road was back open shortly after that.

Posted by AEB