TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - At approximately 7 p.m. a box truck fire blocked all lanes of Interstate 24 at the 62 mile marker on Tuesday, July 14.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reported the truck hit the center line barrier wall and ripped open a fuel tank before hitting the crash barrier at one of the emergency crossovers where it caught fire.
The main line of Interstate 24 reopened in both directions at the 62 mile marker in Trigg County at approximately 9 p.m.
The site was cleared for traffic about three hours earlier than expected.
Emergency personnel and KYTC crews turned their efforts to clearing at secondary crashes along the detour route.
There were at least four crashes along KY 139 between I-24 Exit 56 and Cadiz.
Trucks have been reported in the ditch or disabled due to a jackknife or a crash.
Clearing those crash sites was expected to take two hours or longer.
The drop in traffic volume during the night hours has made response efforts easier.