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Traffic alert: Ohio Turnpike issues Saturday travel ban for certain vehicles due to high winds and rain

The restriction is in place across the entire 241-mile toll road for all vehicles exceeding 7 feet, 6 inches.

BEREA, Ohio — Heads up! 

The Ohio Turnpike has issued a travel ban between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 for all high-profile vehicles exceeding 7 feet, 6 inches. 

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The travel restriction, which spans across the entire 241-mile tole road, comes ahead of a weather event where high winds and rain are expected. 

The following vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Ohio Turnpike until the travel ban is lifted or has expired:

  • All high-profile tow-behind trailers, campers, boats, and enclosed trailers (Fifth wheel trailers are excluded.)
  • Commercial trucks towing an empty single 53-foot trailer
  • All mobile homes, office trailers and livestock trailers
  • All long combination vehicles (LCV) that include long double-trailer combinations exceeding 90 feet in length (Enclosed trailers only, including Conestoga type trailers)
  • All LCV triple-trailer combinations

The following vehicles will be permitted to travel on the Ohio Turnpike during the travel restriction: 

  • Self-propelled motor homes
  • Low-profile trailers
  • Fold-down camper trailers
  • Pickup trucks with slide-on camper units
  • Vehicles towing fifth-wheel type trailers or any other type of trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks
  • Commercial trucks towing single flatbed or box-type trailers
  • Commercial trucks towing a single 53-foot trailer with cargo/loaded
  • Commercial trucks towing a car hauler trailer
  • Commercial trucks towing flatbed double-trailer combinations more than 90 feet
  • Commercial trucks towing any double-trailer combinations less than 90 feet
  • 2-axle buses less than 40 feet
  • Buses with 3 or more axles less than 45 feet

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