An accident involving a crane halted traffic during the Monday morning commute south of the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crane slipped into a ditch off Coitsville-Hubbard Road, also known as Route 616, shortly after 9 am.

Troopers say the crane slipped into a ditch as it tried to move over for an approaching snowplow.

Drivers should avoid the stretch of Route 616 Between Oak Street Extension and McGuffey Road which remains closed until the crane can be removed.

No injuries were reported.