Southbound Interstate 75 reopened Tuesday night after traffic was diverted for several hours onto Interstate 64 West in northern Fayette County because of an accident involving a tractor-trailer.
A semi jackknifed and the cab flipped, hitting the guardrail on the overpass at about 4:40 p.m., Lexington police Lt. Jackie Newman said. She said at about 7:30 p.m. that it could be several more hours before I-75 reopened as crews cleaned up diesel fuel that had spilled on the highway.
Newman said the driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
She said police did not yet know what caused the crash.
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A sign was dangling from the overpass, and as a result, I-64 eastbound was shut down for a while, but it has since reopened.
The Lexington Traffic Management Center announced on Twitter just after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday that all lanes had reopened.