Regional
10:05 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Accident on Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County Causing Delays

Update at 3:23 p.m.:

From the Kentucky Transportation Dept.:

The semi from this morning’s tractor trailer crash has been removed and the detour has been removed.  The right eastbound lane of the parkway at Mile Point 100 will remain closed for another approximately another hour as debris cleanup continues on the shoulder and right of way.

Motorists traveling in the area should reduce speed and be aware of the scene until cleanup is complete.

Original post:

The Kentucky Department of Transportation has released the following statement regarding a Thursday morning accident on the Western Kentucky Parkway:

A mid-morning tractor trailer crash may cause delays for eastbound motorists traveling on the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway in Grayson County near Mile Point 100.

  

The westbound semi crossed the median and struck a rock wall on the eastbound side. Though the semi did not come to rest in any travel lanes, eastbound closure will be required to remove the vehicle from the eastbound shoulder and right of way. 

Eastbound motorists should exit the parkway at Exit 94 (Caneyville) and take US 62 east to Leitchfield and rejoin the parkway at the 107 interchange.

Cleanup is expected to take two to four hours, depending on the structural stability of the trailer.