I-69 exit at Benton, Ky. reopened after 18-vehicle crash
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Crews worked quickly to clear more than a dozen crashed vehicles at an exit off of Interstate 69 in Marshall County Tuesday morning, January 31.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), 18 vehicles were involved in a crash at the exit 41 ramp to the U.S. 641 spur at Benton.
This is the Murray/Hardin exit.
The crash blocked the exit for a couple of hours.
KYTC said the three semi trucks and 15 passenger vehicles were involved in the crash and they were scattered all along the ramp.
Some of the vehicles reportedly slid into the guardrail along the ramp.
KYTC said many of the vehicles had only minor or no damage, and were able to drive away from the scene once the semi trucks were cleared.
After the vehicles cleared the area, highway crews spread salt along the ramp.
They made several passes before opening the ramp back up to traffic.
According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, road conditions are extremely hazardous in the county and advise everyone to stay home and off the roads.
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