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Doug Nims, an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Toledo, views ice on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway cables. He said he is under contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation and is part of the group working on a solution to the ice problem.

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Ice hanging from the cables of the I-280 Veterans' Glass City Skyway frames the Toledo skyline.

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The inside lanes of the I-280 Veterans Glass City Skyway in Toledo were closed because of ice on the bridge cables.

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A research team led by Richard Martinko of the University of Toledo Transportation Center has been studying the icing problem since 2007.

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Four of the six lanes on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway were closed for fear that chunks of ice would fall into traffic.

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Construction barrels block off the inside lanes of the I-280 Veterans' Glass City Skyway.

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Doug Nims, an associate professor of civil engineering at UT, spent much of the day Tuesday on the bridge monitoring conditions.

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Traffic on I-280 approaching the Veterans' Glass City Skyway backs up after traffic was reduced to two lanes.

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A sign warns traffic of lane closures on the Veterans' Glass City Skyway.

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Traffic approaches the I-280 Veterans' Glass City Skyway in Toledo.

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