Crash closes US 62/US 641 interchange in Marshall Co., KY

Source: Raycom Media
Source: Raycom Media
Published: May. 31, 2018 at 9:00 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2018 at 9:03 PM CDT
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MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - A semi truck vs. pickup truck crash has closed US 62/US 641 interchange at the west end of Kentucky Dam in Marshall County, Ky.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the semi was hauling lumber and has a fuel leak.

As they were preparing to open one of the ramps, the KYTC crew on site determined that some additional absorbent material would be required to clear diesel fuel from the westbound US 62 Ramp to KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway westbound lanes on the north leg of the interchange.

The westbound US 62 ramp to westbound KY 282/Gilbertsville Highway will remain closed overnight.  The crew will return in the morning for some additional work on the ramp as weather allows.

Ideally, the ramp could be reopened around Noon, Friday, as weather permits.

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All lanes of US 62 and US 641 are blocked. Drivers are still being asked to avoid the area.

According to KYTC, some traffic is moving with alternating flow controlled by flaggers. However, clean up continues and traffic continues to be backed up in all directions at this interchange near KY Dam Village State Park at the west end of the dam.

Drivers can detour via the Purchase Parkway, Interstate 24 and KY 453.

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