Jackson-35 Remains Closed Following Slide
Route Likely To Reopen To One Lane Today
Chillicothe (Wednesday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.)- Eastbound U.S. Route 35 remains closed this morning between the Jackson-Ross County line and the city of Jackson following a rock slide; however, clean up efforts are under way, and it is anticipated the route will be reopened to one lane later today.
The eastbound (only) lanes of the route are closed between the 6.0 and 7.0-mile markers near Caves Road, approximately six miles east of the Jackson-County line, following a rock slide that occurred during the overnight hours and that disabled a semi-tractor trailer.
Although crews have moved the rock to the shoulder of the route's driving lane, U.S. 35 eastbound remains closed as the semi is still disabled on the route and a fuel spill occurred as a result of the rock colliding with a semi-tractor's fuel tank.
Clean up efforts are under way with crews from the Ohio Department of Transportation's Jackson County facility working to restore the route, and a tow service is en route to assist with removing the semi. It is anticipated that the route will be open to one lane of traffic by late afternoon today. Until the route is reopened, however, traffic will continue to be detoured via U.S. 35 at Chillicothe to U.S. 23 South to Piketon and S.R. 32 East to Jackson.
Westbound U.S. 35 should not be affected by this closure.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9