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Spill Closes I-71 North Near Downtown

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All traffic from Interstate 71 north was being rerouted onto I-70 east near downtown Columbus on Wednesday morning after a hydraulic fluid spill on the freeway.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says the spill happened early Wednesday near the area where 71 becomes State Route 315.

The spill also closed the ramp from I-70 east to 315 north.

ODOT officials hoped to have the road reopened around 8 am.

Update: I-71 North reopened around 7:45 am.