Regional
2:30 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Eastbound Cumberland Parkway Lanes Blocked by Overturned Crane

Update at 9:35 p.m.:

The disabled crane has been removed, and all eastbound lanes of the Cumberland Parkway are open.

Update at 6:00 p.m.:

A second crane has arrived to help move the disabled crane off the roadway.  Once it's gone, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will be on site to start road repairs. The eastbound lanes remain closed. No estimated time for their re-opening.

Update at 2:30 p.m.:

A crane is now on-site to begin the upright process of a crane that overturned on the Cumberland Parkway in the Edmonton area.  Estimated time for this leg of the cleanup process is 3-4 hours, then preparation will take place for a large low-boy from Louisville to remove the overturned unit.  Estimated total recovery and removal could take until 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Afterward, repairs will take place on the road surface which will take additional time after the vehicle is removed.

All eastbound lanes remain blocked at mile point 34, east of Edmonton.   Traffic is still being diverted off in Edmonton, passing through to Columbia in Adair County via KY 80 to rejoin the parkway. 

Westbound lanes are not directly, though intermittent and short closures may be required for emergency services and removal.

Original post:

We have a traffic advisory impacting the eastbound lanes of the Cumberland Parkway:

An overturned crane truck has all eastbound lanes blocked at mile point 34, east of Edmonton. Traffic is being diverted off in Edmonton, passing through to Columbia in Adair County via KY 80 to rejoin the parkway. Police in Edmonton are helping control traffic at the KY 163/US 68 intersection.

There is major damage to the pavement at the scene and it will have to be patched before it can be opened to traffic.

Estimated closure is 6 to 8 hours.

Updates will be sent as they are needed.

Westbound lanes are not directly, though intermittent and short closures may be required for emergency services and removal.