Regional
8:57 am
Thu July 25, 2013

One Westbound Lane Remains Closed on Cumberland Parkway Following Accident

Update at 1:05 p.m.:

A spokesman with the Bowling Green Department of Highways says one westbound lane remains closed on the Cumberland Parkway Thursday afternoon following a morning accident.

Crews remain on the scene cleaning up the debris from the crash involving a semi-tractor trailer. The injured driver was taken to a hospital.

The closed lane is expected to reopen within an hour.

Update at 9:30 a.m.:

One westbound lane had been reopened on the Cumberland Parkway near mile point 8 following a one-vehicle accident involving a semi truck and trailer. Crews are still on the scene removing debris from the roadway.

Motorists are advised to use caution when approaching the scene.

Here's an update on a traffic advisory affecting some drivers in the Barren County region:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet just told us both of the westbound lanes of the Cumberland Parkway at mile marker 5 are still closed, but at least one lane is expected to reopen within an hour.

A single-vehicle accident caused the lane closures. A tractor-trailer heading towards I-65 had its trailer detach and turn over. The accident seriously injured the driver, who has been life-flighted to a hospital.

Greg Meredith with the Bowling Green office of the Department of Highways says crews are working to get the overturned trailor upright and towed away.