Regional
8:05 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Update: Southbound I-65 Lanes in Barren County Now Open, all Northbound Lanes to Open Soon

Update at 9:18 a.m.:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has just said that the southbound lanes of I-65 are now open in Barren County at the scene of a morning accident. Two lanes are open in the northbound direction.

All northbound lanes will be open within the next 15-30 minutes.
 

Original post:

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has issued a traffic advisory following an accident Monday morning on I-65 in Barren County:

A crash involving a tractor trailer with a load of lumber has pushed traffic down to one lane in each direction on Interstate 65 just north of Exit 48 at Park City.

The duration of this crash is 3-4 hours.

Traffic may be closed periodically in order to remove debris from the roadway. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes.

A suggested alternate route to avoid sitting in lengthy delays is the use of the Western Kentucky Parkway and the William H. Natcher Parkway.

Traveling Northbound on I-65:

•Exit I-65 northbound at the Natcher Parkway North\Exit 20B.

•At mile marker 43, exit right towards Elizabethtown.

•Follow signs on WK Parkway east bound until juncture of parkway and I-65.

•Exit northbound to I-65.

Traveling Southbound on I-65:

•Exit I-65 southbound at the WK Parkway\Exit 91.

•At mile marker 77, exit south towards Bowling Green.

•Follow signs on the Natcher Parkway southbound until juncture of parkway and I-65.

•Exit southbound to I-65.