Photo: MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF PHOTO
Photo: MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF PHOTO

Coronavirus: Traffic drops, roads empty as virus keeps Ohioans home

Traffic is dropping off across Ohio, showing that Ohioans are out of work, telecommuting or just staying home.

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Ohio Department of Transportation data for Southwest Ohio, which includes Dayton and Cincinnati, shows traffic dropped off nearly 16% on March 16, 24% on Monday, March 23, 48.5% on Tuesday and 46.5% on Wednesday. 

Statewide, traffic fell off 13.6% on March 16, 32% on Monday, 46.3% on Tuesday and 45.2% on Wednesday, ODOT data show. 

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On March 15, Gov. Mike DeWine closed bars and restaurants and on Sunday, leaders announced a statewide stay-at-home order for all but essential work and travel.

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