Update posted at 9:56 a.m.:
Motorists report that Interstate 74 eastbound at the 160 mile marker has reopened.
The closure lasted nearly three hours after one of two trailers pulled by a FedEx semi overturned.
The traffic backup stretched for almost two miles.
Driving conditions remain icy on I-74 and other roads around southeast Indiana.
Update posted at 8:21 a.m.:
Traffic on eastbound I-74 is at a standstill due to a semi accident at the 160 mile marker, near the Dearborn-Ripley county line.
The FedEx truck was hauling twin trailers when it lost control, causing one of the trailers to overturn. It remains shut down.
Among those stuck in the backup, a pregnant woman is reportedly in labor trying to get to a Cincinnati hospital. Another motorist stuck in the traffic jam nearby said police were able to get the woman out of the traffic jam and on the way to Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville.
Original story posted at 7:22 a.m.:
(West Harrison, Ind.) – Motorists are being warned to avoid one stretch of interstate highway in southeast Indiana.
A semi and SUV collided on the westbound overpass crossing the Whitewater River near Interstate 74 Exit 169 in West Harrison around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.
It is unclear if there are any injuries.
Dispatchers say the interstate is very icy and motorists should avoid the area if possible. Westbound motorists are advised to take Exit 169 to U.S. 52 to State Road 46 to St. Leon as a detour.
A second accident occurred after 7:00 at the 160 mile marker of eastbound I-74 involving an overturned tractor trailer. There were no injuries being reported.
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