Semi carrying sweet corn overturns, closes KY 286 near Kevil - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Semi carrying sweet corn overturns, closes KY 286 near Kevil

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
BALLARD COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

An overturned semi is blocking Highway 286 near Kevil, Ky.

According to the Ballard County Sheriff's Office, both eastbound and westbound lanes of KY 286 are closed near the intersection of KY 1367/Hamburg Road in Ballard County.

The truck was hauling packaged sweet corn that will likely have to be offloaded by hand before the truck can be removed.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the highway will likely be closed for six to eight hours.

No word yet on any injuries.

Drivers traveling between Paducah and Wickliffe should detour via US 60.

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