NB I-75 reopens after crash, fuel spill

A multi-vehicle crash is blocking all lanes of northbound Interstate 75 near Mitchell Avenue.
A multi-vehicle crash is blocking all lanes of northbound Interstate 75 near Mitchell Avenue.(
Updated: Aug. 22, 2019 at 9:09 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Northbound Interstate 75 has reopened at Mitchell Avenue after a multi-vehicle crash closed it most of the morning commute Thursday.

Up to six vehicles may be involved in the collision, which was reported just after 6 a.m. Thursday, according to initial emergency reports.

David Hill with Sawyer Truck Towing told FOX19 NOW it took a little while longer to reopen the highway due to a fuel leak.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash leaked a significant amount of transmission fluid that is all across the northbound lanes, he said.

Crews tried to put down something to dry the road, but it was not enough to cover the amount of transmission fluid spilled, he said.

A Hazmat crews responded to treat the road with sand, and the highway reopened about 8 a.m.

Injuries were reported, but further details were not available.

The crash was one of many that occurred as downpours drenched the morning drive.

All area highways were slow.

That included eastbound I-275 between Colerain and Hamilton avenues in western Hamilton County. It was at a standstill due to a rollover crash that sent one person to the hospital.

Cincinnati police also issued traffic advisories about various crashes shortly after 7:30 a.m.

  • 4000 block of Columbia Parkway. Use River Road for eastbound travel
  • Near 2200 block Westwood Northern Boulevard. Use Harrison for detour
  • 2500 block of Erie Avenue
  • Kinsey and Highland avenues. Use Reading or McMillan to get around

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