Pileup Closes Southbound I-75 Near Corbin

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UPDATE: 10/3/13 7:03 PM CDT

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) -- Traffic is moving again on southbound Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky where a wreck involving about a dozen vehicles closed travel down for several hours.

Kentucky State Police say some minor injuries were reported but there was no indication of anything more serious.

One of the vehicles was a tanker carrying liquid nitrogen. The tanker wasn't damaged but police say it required special precautions to make sure it was stable.

The pileup happened around 4:20 p.m. EDT, and the highway didn't reopen for about three hours.


CORBIN, Ky. (AP) -- A wreck involving about a dozen vehicles in southeastern Kentucky has closed southbound Interstate 75.

Kentucky State Police say some minor injuries have been reported but there's no indication of anything more serious.

One of the vehicles was a tanker carrying liquid nitrogen. The tanker wasn't damaged but police say it required special precautions to make sure it was stable.

The pileup happened around 4:20 p.m. EDT, and the highway wasn't expected to be cleared before around 8 p.m.

Police said they are trying to route traffic off the interstate around Exit 29 onto U.S. 25 at Corbin and back on at Williamsburg or just north of there.

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