I-24 Wreck

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Interstate 24 eastbound lanes are blocked due to a semi crash at mile marker 13. Some other vehicles hit a large piece of equipment the truck was carrying. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said the incident requires special recovery efforts that could take 4 to 6 hours. Eastbound I-24 traffic is being detoured off at Exit 11.

Lance Dennee

Update 9:02pm

Westbound traffic on I-24 is now moving, eastbound still blocked by stalled semi. 

KYTC is reporting traffic backups on I-24 near exit 54 in Caldwell County. 

Two semi trucks running normal interstate speed attempted to exit into snow covered ramps and jackknifed. Road crews are working to clear the site as quickly as possible. 

KYTC urges all motorists to avoid unnecessary overnight travel and to be mindful of potential re-freezing due to extreme cold temperatures. 

Update: 3:49pm 

All eastbound and westbound lanes of I-24 are now open, but Kentucky road crews are still battling traffic obstructions.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says road conditions are still pretty rough, but traffic is now moving in both directions after coming to a standstill last night, stranding many travelers. 

Semi Partially Blocking I-24 in Christian County

Sep 27, 2012
KYTC / Keith Todd

UPDATE at 2:49 p.m.: The crash site is clear and both eastbound lanes are open.

Crews have cleared one eastbound lane on Interstate 24 in Christian County following a semi truck crash this morning. The site should be clear in approximately three hours. Both eastbound lanes were blocked when the semi overturned before 7 a.m. near the 72 mile marker. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says traffic was detoured at Exit 65. 

I-24 Lane Remains Restricted Following Fatal Crash

Sep 24, 2012
transportation.ky.gov

Cleanup workers will likely be on site at a fatal crash site on Interstate 24 until around 5:30 today. Westbound traffic on I-24 in Trigg County near the 62 mile marker is down to one lane. Transportation cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says personnel continue to clean up and repair the site of a late night semi trailer crash.

McCracken County officials have released the names of two people killed Tuesday in a four vehicle crash near Exit 3 on Interstate 24.