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I-76 West in Portage County reopens after crash

ODOT urged drivers to avoid the area as a result of the crash closure.
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PORTAGE COUNTY, Ohio — There was a big traffic alert for drivers in Portage County on Friday morning. 

The Ohio Department of Transportation confirmed that at 1 p.m. I-76 West had reopened following a crash. 

At 11:10 a.m., ODOT said all lanes of I-76 West were closed at state Route 14 due to a crash.

“Motorists are advised to avoid this area,” according to a tweet from ODOT Akron.

Details of the crash were not immediately available. 

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