I-24 in southern Lyon County reopened, crashes cleared

The westbound lanes of I-24 in southern Lyon County, Ky. were reopened just before 7 a.m. The eastbound lanes remain closed.
Published: May. 4, 2022 at 3:24 AM CDT|Updated: May. 4, 2022 at 9:50 AM CDT
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LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - All lanes of Interstate 24 in southern Lyon County are open to traffic after being closed for several hours.

I-24 was closed at the 46 mile marker in both directions shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. because of two semi crashes.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), initial reports indicate that one of the rigs crashed in the eastbound lane and it was then hit by a second semi.

One of the crashed semis was hauling livestock feed, which created a large debris field. This led to the closure of all I-24 lanes in the area.

During the closure a detour route on KY 93 was established, but it was later blocked by a secondary crash.

KYTC said a a semi ran off the road and crashed between Eddyville and Lamasco. This area remains closed to traffic, but expected to be back open to traffic by 11:30 a.m.

Crews worked as quickly as they could to get traffic moving again smoothly on I-24.

The westbound lanes of I-24 were reopened just before 7 a.m. and the eastbound lanes were reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m.

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