Ohio Turnpike issues limited travel ban for Sunday due to high winds

By | November 15, 2020

The travel ban spans most of the Turnpike and affects mostly large vehicles as well as some vehicles towing trailers.

OHIO, USA — The Ohio Turnpike is putting a limited travel ban into effect on Sunday due to the weather.

The Ohio Turnpike says expected high winds will force the travel ban from Exit 25 (Archbold-Fayette/SR 66) west of Toledo to Exit 187 (Streetsboro/I-480 & SR14) southeast of Cleveland.

The travel ban will happen from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. but may be shortened or extended based on conditions.

Although the Turnpike will remain open to most traffic, certain vehicles will be restricted.

  • 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.

Vehicles not affected by the travel ban include:

  • Passenger automobiles
  • Self-propelled motor homes, low-profile trailers, fold-down camper trailers, pick-up 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, flatbed double-trailer combinations in excess of ninety (90) feet and any double-trailer combination commercial vehicles less than ninety (90) feet.
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First Alert Meteorologist John Burchfield says wind gusts could reach as high as 55 mph throughout the day.

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