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I-69 southbound lanes reopened in Marshall County after SEMI crash

Both southbound lanes of Interstate 69, near the Draffenville exit, in Marshall County were...
Both southbound lanes of Interstate 69, near the Draffenville exit, in Marshall County were blocked during the Thursday morning commute because of a SEMI crash.(Source: Google Maps)
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 9:17 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2022 at 11:19 AM CST
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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Both southbound lanes of Interstate 69, near the Draffenville exit, in Marshall County were reopened at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 20.

The lanes were blocked for several hours because a SEMI crashed in the median.

The crash happened just as the morning commute was getting underway.

Cleaning up the crash was likely not a pleasant task for crews.

Not only was it bitterly cold outside with wind chills in the single digits, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the SEMI was hauling frozen food which had to be unloaded before the rig could be removed from the scene.

During the closure, southbound drivers were instructed to take the U.S. 68 Draffenville exit 47 ramp to U.S. 68 east, then follow U.S. 641 south to Benton to return to I-69 at the KY 348 exit 43 Interchange.

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