Madison County

I-75 reopens in Madison, Whitley counties after Wednesday morning crashes

Icy road conditions led to shutdowns of portions of Interstate 75 in Whitley and Madison after crashes.

The Madison County crash occurred around 5 a.m. at northbound mile marker 85 in Richmond when a tractor-trailer jackknifed. It caused several other accidents in the area, according to police.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy said at 7:14 a.m. that another collision involving a tractor-trailer closed down the interstate at mile marker 83.

The interstate was closed until around 8:30 a.m.

All lanes of southbound I-75 in Whitley County at mile marker 24 were also closed following a crash involving a commercial vehicle, according to the Laurel County Fire Department.

That section of road was closed for around two hours before reopening at 9:15 a.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson