1 lane of southbound I-69 at 35 mile marker reopens, to close again Fri. morning for cleanup after semi truck crash

According to KYTC, the lane restriction was removed on Thursday night. They said the...
According to KYTC, the lane restriction was removed on Thursday night. They said the environmental crew plans to return to the site and re-establish the work zone lane restriction at 7 a.m. on Friday.(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 5:16 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 10, 2022 at 1:08 PM CST
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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A crashed semi that partially blocked the southbound lanes of Interstate 69 near the Graves-Marshall County line has been removed, but the southbound lane will close again Friday morning to finish the cleanup.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the crash was reported shortly after 1 a.m. on Thursday, November 10.

They said the early morning crash near the 35 mile marker restricted southbound traffic to one lane. While the truck and trailer were removed, the southbound lane restriction on I-69 remained in place into Thursday evening.

The tanker truck was hauling liquid asphalt used for making paving material. The cargo had to be offloaded before the tanker could be recovered.

According to KYTC crews, there is a substantial amount of environmental cleanup work to do.

According to KYTC, the lane restriction was removed on Thursday night. They said the environmental crew plans to return to the site and re-establish the work zone lane restriction at 7 a.m. on Friday.

The crew anticipates it’ll take about 4 hours to finish the remaining cleanup work.