UPDATE: I-70 back open in Zanesville

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A semi accident on Interstate 70 in Zanesville closed the west bound lanes for nearly 12 hours.

According to Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Director Travis Roach, the accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Monday near the Underwood Street Exit.

Roach said a semi truck that was carrying cartons of eggs struck a concrete barrier and then caught fire.

Roach said the driver and a passenger were able to get out of the truck safely.

The EMA was called to the scene due to diesel fuel that was leaking from the truck.

Crews worked until just before 11:00 a.m. Tuesday cleaning up the accident scene.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photo courtesy: Bob Burton

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.