Monday, August 24, 2015

Semi crashes closes I-24 eastbound

UPDATE: Site is now clear

Due to semi crash earlier this morning, both Interstate 24 eastbound lanes are closed in Lyon County, two miles east of Exit 40 at Kuttawa.

A tractor-trailer crashed in the median. As emergency response personnel were arriving, another semi crashed in the median nearby.

At this time, both eastbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being detoured off the interstate.
US 62 EAST to KY 93 South to return to I-24 eastbound at EXIT 45. Westbound traffic is moving, but restricted to one lane near the crash site.

Kentucky State Police are conducting a crash reconstruction investigation.

It is possible all lanes may have to be blocked once recovery efforts start.

Estimated duration is 4 to 6 hours.