Heavy traffic heading west to escape the

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Near Hudson, Ohio authorities say multiple vehicles crashed on an icy highway forcing the closure of a portion of the road. This ODOT traffic camera shows a massive backup on Route 8 north, miles from where a 30 to 40 car pile-up was reported near Barlow Rd. Check out the footage of the back up below:

According to, the crashes occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the northeast Ohio city about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland. Police released no information about the cause of the crashes but said road conditions may have played a role.

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