OSHP: Winds took down power lines on I-75

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 15:50:07-04

WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Heavy winds on Saturday afternoon led to downed power lines on I-75 in West Chester, Ohio State Highway Patrol said. The interstate was shut down in both directions near Union Centre Boulevard.

I-75 NB was closed at Union Centre at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The southbound lanes were shut down at around 2:55 p.m. and the northbound lanes were reopened. The southbound lanes were reopened at 3:45 p.m.

A high wind advisory was issued for most of the Tri-State -- including Butler County -- early Saturday morning. The National Weather Service then issued a high wind warning for most of the Tri-State at 2:45 p.m. The high wind warning will expire at 11 p.m.