12:00 pm CT Update: The KY Dept. of Transportation says both lanes of I-65 North at mile marker 55 are open.
11:15 am CT UPDATE***
Crews have the left lane of the interstate open at mile marker 55 at this time and anticipate having both open within the hour.
Traffic is backed up to mile marker 42 and will take some time to clear out.
Motorists can anticipate sluggish moving traffic until this is completely open.
Additional information will be sent out as it becomes available.
9:00 am CT UPDATE***BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 3, 2013) – A tractor trailer has jack-knifed on northbound I-65 in southern Hart County at mile marker 55. An earlier advisory stated the truck was carrying lumber. Additional information determined it was a load of steel. This crash has occurred in the construction zone creating issues with material removal due to barrier wall constricting boundaries of the roadway.
The towing company is on scene and working to remove the truck from the northbound lanes.
Motorists continue to be detoured off I-65 at Cave City (mm 53) and back onto the interstate at Horse Cave (mm 58).
Crews on site anticipate having the area cleared and open to traffic in 2-3 hours.
Motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic while traveling in the detour and be prepared for stopped vehicles. Traffic is currently backed up approximately 6 miles.
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