Crashes Close Stretch Of Snowy Interstate

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (December 24, 2013) A series of crashes in northeast Ohio involving as many as 40 vehicles shut down the eastbound lanes of a snowy Interstate 90 east of Cleveland, state troopers said.

The accidents closed an 11-mile stretch of I-90 near the city of Painesville, about 30 miles east of downtown Cleveland.

Troopers said there weren’t any serious injuries in the crashes, which started at around noon.

The State Highway Patrol says it expected the eastbound lanes will remain closed through much of Tuesday afternoon.

Snow and ice were making driving conditions hazardous in that area of Lake County, authorities said.

Interstate 90 links Cleveland with Erie, Pa., and Buffalo, N.Y.

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