Regional
8:47 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Traffic Advisory: Crash Closes Northbound I-65 in Hart County

Update at 9:10am:  An earlier advisory from the Transportation Cabinet stated the truck was hauling lumber.  Additional information determined it was a load of steel.  The crash occurred in the construction zone, creating issues with removing material due to barrier wall constricting boundaries of the roadway.

The towing company is on the scene and working to remove the truck from the northbound lanes.

Motorists continue to be detoured off I-65 at Cave City and back on the interstate at Horse Cave. 

Crews on site anticipate having the area cleared and open to traffic in 2-3 hours. 

Detour traffic is slow moving and traffic is currently backed up about six miles.

Original post:

A tractor trailer hauling a load of lumber crashed Wednesday morning on northbound I-65 in southern Hart county at mile marker 55.  The load is scattered across both lanes and has shut down the northbound direction.

Motorists are being detoured off I-65 at Cave City and back onto the interstate at Horse Cave. 

The interstate is expected to remain closed for two to four hours.

A release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says motorists should anticipate slow moving traffic while traveling in the detour.