NB Purchase Parkway ramp closed after semi overturns - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

NB Purchase Parkway ramp closed after semi overturns

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MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Northbound Purchase Parkway is reduced to one lane after a semi overturned on the ramp to westbound I-24.

Kenneth R. Dyer 70, of Ruthven, IA, was exiting from the Purchase Parkway northbound to I-24 westbound.

The load in the trailer shifted and caused the trailer to overturn, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. The truck came to rest on its driver side on the left shoulder of the road.

Dyer refused medical treatment on scene.

Crews are having to offload the cargo by hand. It is a powder material in 500 pound bulk containers, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The ramp is closed to facilitate offloading and recovery of truck. It could be closed until 7 p.m.

A detour is in effect on Purchase Parkway north 1 mile to US 62, then right on US 62 about two miles to connect with I-24 at Exit 27.

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