Sheriff warns of black ice following multiple crashes on I-24 in Lyon County

The Lyon County Sheriff's office is urging drivers to avoid traveling Wednesday morning, including on Interstate 24.
Published: Jan. 31, 2023 at 10:21 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 1, 2023 at 3:18 AM CST
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LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Avoid traveling Wednesday morning, February 1 on Interstate 24 in Lyon County. This is what the sheriff’s office is advising.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said I-24 and other roads in the county are very treacherous because of black ice.

Bridges and overpasses are reportedly covered in ice.

The sheriff’s office says I-24 is littered with multiple vehicle slide-offs and jackknifed semi trucks.

The Cumberland River Bridge appears to be a major issue, and considered especially dangerous.

Kentucky State Police responded to multiple crashes at the bridge at the Lyon-Livingston County line.

KSP said this crash involved a couple of semi trucks and several passenger vehicles.

No serious injuries were reported.

At one time the interstate was closed at this location, but has since reopened.

Travel is not advised.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office warns drivers if they have to travel to be prepared for a long wait if they slide-off and end up in a ditch.

The office is hopeful sunshine on Wednesday will melt much of the ice after 9 a.m.