UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.: The right lane of I-75 North, near Sidney, remains closed until further notice, a state patrol dispatcher reports.
Here’s what happened: When the trailer was set upright, boxes of Brillo pads spilled out of it and the lost payload is still being gathered up.
UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.: The left lane of I-75 North, near Sidney, has just reopened now that the overturned semi has been righted. The right lane remains closed until further notice while the cleanup continues.
There are boxes of Brillo pads all over the berm. They spilled when the rig tipped over and slid down the grassy patch.
Troopers don’t know when the right lane will be reopened.
UPDATE @ 5:15 p.m.: The overturned semi, which is in the grass berm off the right side of I-75 North, is continuing to keep the right lane shut down. The left lane is open and traffic is moving through the accident scene.
Ohio Highway Patrol troopers are sure yet what caused the semitrailer full of Brillo pads to go off the interstate.
The driver, who has not been identified by name or age, suffered a bump to his head. He has been taken to Wilson Memorial Hospital, troopers tell us.
A wrecker is on scene, attempting to right the semitrailer. The right lane will be shut down until further notice.
Afternoon commuters in northern Miami Valley can expect delays on I-75 North after a semitrailer overturned between Piqua and Sidney.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells us the left lane is open but the right lane is closed at 4 p.m.
Crews responded to the crash approximately 20 minutes earlier.
Traffic was already backing up for several miles.
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