UPDATE: Truck Crashes Cause Big Delays On I-75, I-71

UPDATE: I-75 Southbound is still closed at Kyles Lane and I-71 is shut down at Verona.

The crash on I-75 at Buttermilk Pike. Photo by Todd Schulkers.

Update published at 11:24 a.m.:

I-75 southbound in northern Kentucky has reopened.

The interstate was closed starting at around 4:00 this morning when a couple semi trucks collided with each other near the Dixie Highway exit in Fort Mitchell. HazMat crews had to clean up a large fuel spill.

A woman was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

I-75 Southbound was expected to reopen by noon. The backup extends all the way into downtown Cincinnati.

That’s not the only big wreck causing problems. Three trucks were also involved in two separate crashes on I-71 near the Verona exit in southern Boone County this morning.

Fuel spill cleanup has the interstate closed until at least 12:30 p.m.

Police have been redirecting traffic from I-71 at the Verona exit.

 

Original story published at 6:18 a.m.:

(Verona, Ky.) - Wet road conditions may be to blame for at least a series of crashes in northern Kentucky Thursday morning.

A pair of semi trucks were involved in a major collision on Interstate 75 Southbound near the Buttermilk Pike exit at around 4:00 a.m. Kentucky Emergency Management says the highway’s southbound lanes will be closed for about six hours.

At least two accident were reported on Interstate 71 near the Verona exit at the 68 mile marker. The crashes involved three commercial vehicles and at least one caught fire. The first crash involves a HazMat situation. I-71 is closed in both directions.

Listen to Eagle Country 99.3 for the latest in local traffic.

A flood watch is in effect for the entire tri-state Thursday until Friday morning. The rain will be almost non-stop today until late tonight.

The National Weather Service is calling for two to four inches of total rainfall.

More from Local News


Events

  • Memorial Day Services

    American Legion Northcutt-Laaker Post 292, Dillsboro will perform Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. For more information, please contact the Legion Post at (812) 432-9200.

    at Oakdale Cemetery
  • Memorial Day Services

    American Legion Northcutt-Laaker Post 292, Dillsboro will perform Memorial Day Services on Sunday, May 26 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John Cemetery in Farmers Retreat. For more information, please contact the Legion Post at (812) 432-9200.

    at St. John Lutheran Church
  • Dillsboro Public Library Photo Contest

    The Dillsboro Public Library has been selected to host a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "Crossroads: Change in Rural America," which highlights the changing landscape in rural America. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas dropped from 60 percent to 17 percent, yet the vast majority of America’s physical landscape remains rural.

    at Dillsboro Public Library

2019 Memorial Day Observances In Eagle Country

All gave some, but some gave all.

One Year Later, Tom Biedenharn's Murder Remains Unsolved

Hidden Valley resident Tom Biedenharn was found murdered in his home on Memorial Day 2018.

Local Indiana National Guard Members Will Get Send-Off At Indy 500

Some southeastern Indiana soldiers are preparing for deployment to the Middle East.

Thomas More's DeDreu Is An All-American; Finalist For National Awards

DeDreu will go down as one of the greatest softball players in TMU history.

Local Sports Report - May 23

The Rising Sun Lady Shiners won a softball sectional Thursday. East Central, Milan, and Batesville are sending runners to the IHSAA Boys Track & Field State Finals.

Batesville Hires New Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

David Rarick will also serve as an English teach at BHS.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Faith Hill - Just To Hear You Say That You Love Me

Blake Shelton God's Country 4:01
Rascal Flatts Back To Us 3:57
Eric Church Some Of It 3:54
Luke Bryan Country Man 3:50