Patrol: no reports of major OH traffic tie-ups

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The State Highway Patrol says traffic appeared to be moving well around the state on Memorial Day weekend.

A patrol dispatcher says no major traffic tie-ups were being reported on Ohio highways as of early Saturday afternoon.

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally a dangerous period on Ohio roads, particularly for impaired driving crashes. The patrol says five of the 14 people killed on Ohio roadways the last Memorial holiday were involved in alcohol-related crashes.

Motorists should be reminded that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective tool in reducing injuries and deaths in crashes.

The patrol also urges all drivers to report impaired drivers.