Icy conditions wreaked havoc on area roadways Thursday morning.

Authorities across the region were busy handling accidents during the morning commute, including crashes that closed Interstate 76 eastbound at Gilchrist Road in Akron. The highway reopened at about 8:30 a.m., though drivers in the area experienced delays throughout the morning.

The Ohio Department of Transportation advised motorists to exercise caution as the roads were slick across the state.

A winter weather advisory was issued by the National Weather Service and was in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.