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US 51/US 60/US 62 in KY, IL back open after early morning semi crash

KENTUCKY (KFVS) -

Both lanes of traffic are back open on US 51/US 60/US 62 between Wickliffe, KY, and Cairo, IL, after a semi truck hauling cattle crashed early Saturday morning. 

The truck reportedly ran off an embankment and overturned between the Mile Long Bridge and the Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge at the Kentucky-Illinois State Line.

The cattle are being off-loaded and several have escaped along the roadway between Wickliffe and the bridge.  

Several Ballard County emergency response agencies are attempting to round up the escaped steers and off-load animals that remain on the overturned truck.

The truck has been uprighted.  However, there are still cattle to round up and load.

Caution is required as emergency personnel are expected to be working along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow for several more hours.

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