Ban lifted for some vehicles on Ohio Turnpike due to heavy winds

Ohio (WYTV) – A travel ban from the Ohio/Indiana line milepost 0.0 to the 161.0 eastbound and westbound was lifted Wednesday evening after being in effect since noon due to high winds.

The Ohio Turnpike remained open to most traffic throughout the day. Only certain types of vehicles were restricted.

When a travel ban is placed into effect, the following types of vehicles are banned from traveling the Ohio Turnpike until it’s canceled:

• All triple-trailer combination commercial vehicles
• Box-type double-trailer combination commercial vehicles in excess of ninety (90) feet in length
• Mobile home / Office trailers
• Boat and horse trailers towed by passenger vehicles or pickup trucks
• High-profile campers and enclosed trailers, which are defined as trailers designed for a person of average height to stand in

Not included in the travel ban are 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.

Also excluded from the travel ban are commercial trucks towing single flatbed or box-type trailers, flatbed double-trailer combinations in excess of 90 feet, and any double-trailer combination commercial vehicles less than 90 feet.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission at 440-234-2081 extension 1075.