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More people are following the stay-at-home order, according to ODOT traffic numbers

Numbers show a decrease of at least 40% below in Northeast Ohio since the order was put into place.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Transportation has shown a decrease in the amount of traffic on Ohio and Northeast Ohio roads since the stay-at home order put into place on March 24 by Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. 

On Monday, March 16, statewide traffic saw a decrease of just over 13%. The following week, on March 23 the decrease jumped to 32% followed by just over 46% the following day once the order had taken effect.

Northeast Ohio specifically saw a decrease of around 15% on March 16, a 36% decrease the following Monday and a near 47% percent decrease once the order was in place. 

ODOT says that the overall takeaway is that more Ohioans are following the advice and order put in place by the Governor and the Ohio Department of Health to stay at home and flatten the curve. 

Here are the traffic numbers:


  • Monday 3/16: -13.6%
  • Monday 3/23: -32%
  • Tuesday 3/24: -46.3%
  • Wednesday 3/25: -45.2%

Northeast Ohio:

  • Monday 3/16: -15.5%
  • Monday 3/23: -36.6%
  • Tuesday 3/24: -46.9%
  • Wednesday 3/25: -45.8%

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