Semi crash spills coal, snarls traffic in Clark County

I-64, Mountain Parkway reopen after hours of work
Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 10:23:18-04

CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A semi crash late Tuesday night that left the truck dangling off an overpass and spilled coal and fuel continues to snarl traffic Wednesday morning in Clark County.

Authorities said a semi tractor-trailer hauling a load of coal crashed about 11 p.m. on Mountain Parkway at Interstate Highway 64.

Coal and fuel spilled from the truck as it hung off the overpass.

Officials said the driver was able to escape with only minor injuries.

The crash and spill shut down all lanes of I-64 and the westbound lanes of Mountain Parkway for hours.

Early Wednesday, the Mountain Parkway remained closed at exit 10 and drivers aren't allowed to merge on to I-64 westbound.

Officials reopened all lanes of I-64 at about 7:15 a.m.

It was not clear when the roads would fully reopen to traffic. Officials said engineers need to determine the structural soundness of the bridge before anyone will be allowed to drive on it again.