All lanes open on I-24
Update 11:00 a.m.
The semi crash on I-24 near the 13 mile marker has been cleared. All lanes are now open.
Update 10:05 a.m.
Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the blockage is expected to be in place for about another two hours.
The semi that crashed was carrying a construction man-lift and another truck has arrived to pick up the equipment.
Eastbound I-24 traffic should detour by either the I-24 Downtown Business Loop through Paducah or detour at Exit 7 to Exit 16 via US 62. This will help prevent traffic from backing up at Exit 11.
Update 6:05 a.m.
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department called the Local 6 newsroom to confirm the lane closures. They also confirm four people were injured and all injuries are minor.
Keith Todd, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, also released the information below.
We have a SEMI crash blocking the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 at the 13 mile marker in McCracken County.
According to McCracken 911 Dispatch, the truck was hauling a large piece of equipment and has overturned. Some other vehicles hit the piece of equipment. Removing the equipment from the roadway will require some special recovery efforts.
Eastbound I-24 traffic is being detoured off at Exit 11.
Estimated duration is 4 to 6 hours.
Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
Emergency responders are at the scene of a semi truck crash along Interstate 24 near mile marker 13. We know the truck was carrying one large piece of equipment. Scanner traffic indicates possible lane closures, eastbound, in the area.
We don’t know anything about the driver, how it happened or any possible injuries.
We’re listening to the scanner in the Local 6 news room right now and have a photographer on the way.
Beware of delays and other problems if this is part of your morning commute and share the information with anyone who may be traveling through the area this morning.