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Clean up efforts back up traffic on I-70

Officials say the cleanup is from Friday night, along the 36 mile marker.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 3:53 PM
Updated: Nov. 12, 2017 12:20 AM

UPDATE 9:35 P..M.: Indiana State Police reports wreckage is cleared and all lanes are back open, but still use caution as some traffic still remains in the area. 

UPDATE 8:44 P.M.: Crews are still continuing clean-up along I-70 East, near mile marker 36.

According to Indiana State Police, the right lane is open and the left lane is closed. 

UPDATE: Officials say cleanup on I-70, regarding the 36 mile marker crash from Friday, may take up to two additional hours.

Officials report one lane is open at this time with heavy, slow backup. Use caution as you travel through.

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Traffic is shut down along Interstate 70 Eastbound, according to Indiana State Police.

Sgt. Joe Watts says traffic is closed at mile marker 23, eastbound (State Road 59). Watts tweeted on social media that the cleanup is from a semi crash on Friday night, along the 36 mile marker.

At this time, Watts says traffic is being diverted northbound on State Road 59 to US 40 East. 

Officials say no injuries were reported, no HazMat presence. Police say a Canadian driver was cited for multiple violations and was hauling produce from Mexico to Canada. 

Cleanup efforts continue with ISP and INDOT on scence. Officials say traffic will open as soon as possible.

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