MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Interstate 24 is back open after McCracken County deputies responded to a tractor-trailer that veered off the road and down an embankment and came to a rest in a creek on Dec. 4.
Signs from the State Highway Department advise that drivers use caution around the 11 mile marker while clean up crews are in the area.
A semi truck driver from Frankfort, Kentucky was freed after being trapped for 30 minutes. He was flown to an out of state hospital for treatment.
The trailer split open spilling a load of refrigerated meat.
Clean-up will take several hours and cause eastbound traffic to be completely shut down.
Helping at the scene were the McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies, Health Department, Fire Departments from Reidland – Farley, Hendron, and Ledbetter, Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and McCracken County Emergency Management.