Vehicle stuck on closed part of Route 83 awaiting landslide repairs in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 5/22/2018

Courtesy: Ohio DOT District 10

A vehicle was stuck on a landslide-damaged portion of Ohio State Route 83 in Washington County on Tuesday, after the driver drove around barricades into the closed work zone.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says no workers were on the road at the time of the incident and no one was injured.

Ohio State Route 83 is indefinitely closed from SR 60 to Elk Run Road, as ODOT works to hire a contracting company to repair the road.

State Route 83 was damaged by a landslide that happened in March, caused by several days of heavy rains and flooding across the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Since the initial landslide, damage to the road has increased due to further rain in the area.


ORIGINAL STORY: 3/30/2018

State Route 83 in Washington County is closed at State Route 60 because a landslide has damaged a section of the road.

The landslide happened on Thursday and was the result of rain that has soaked the Mid-Ohio Valley over the past couple of days, according to a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 office in Marietta.

The spokesman says the road will remain closed indefinitely while ODOT hires an outside contractor to make repairs.

Meanwhile, work is continuing on another landslide that resulted in the closing of Route 7 north of Newport while crews build temporary pavement.

The work is on schedule, according to the ODOT spokesman, who says a section of Route 7 is expected to re-open on Monday.