Traffic backed up on I-24 at 7 mile marker in McCracken Co. due to jackknifed semi truck

Traffic backed up on I-24 at 7 mile marker in McCracken Co. due to jackknifed semi truck
Traffic was backed up on I-24 at the 7 mile marker in McCracken Co. due to a jackknifed semi truck.

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Traffic is backed up on Interstate 24 at the 7 mile marker on Wednesday, July 10.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, reports indicate a jackknifed a semi truck near Exit 3 that may be adding to the traffic issue.

*TRAFFIC ALERT* At Exit 7-the westbound on ramp is currently closed due to a collision.

Posted by Paducah Police Department Kentucky on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

They say drivers on I-24 westbound through the Paducah area should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic after they pass the 11 mile marker. Drivers may consider getting off I-24 until the congestion clears.

Paducah Police and McCracken County deputies are working to help with the flow of traffic through Exit 3.

As a reminder, the entry and exit ramps are closed at I-24/US 60 Paducah Exit 4 with traffic detoured through the KY 305 Paducah Exit 3 Interchange.

The estimated duration is about two hours.

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