The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the 48-mile marker in Franklin County reopened at 9:12 a.m. Friday after two overturned tractor-trailers that had blocked them for about four hours were moved.
The two drivers — Nathan Warren, 41, of Science Hill, and Reginald Richardson of Sand Springs of Oklahoma (no age available) — were not injured, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said.
The big rigs crashed shortly before 5 a.m. Friday. The first one, a Somerset Food Service truck en route to Louisville, went off the right shoulder and overturned, blocking the emergency lane and the slow lane, Melton said.
The second tractor trailer veered and went off the left shoulder and flipped, blocking the rest of the road. That truck was going from Ohio to Alabama with a roll of steel.
"Both drivers told me they had been driving for about 20 years and they'd each had a minor fender bender, but this was the first serious crash," Melton said.