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KSP: 15 Crashes Reported Along Iced Over I-24 In Christian County

KSP: 15 Crashes Reported Along Iced Over I-24 In Christian County

CREATED Mar 5, 2014

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. – Kentucky State Troopers said they worked 15 crashes overnight after a section of Interstate 24 in Christian County iced over.

One of those crashes involved an overturned semi that has since been moved off the shoulder. It will be removed later Wednesday, which will likely result in lane restrictions and possible closure.

The main issue was in the eastbound lanes from 81 to 86 mile markers near the I-24/Pennyrile Parkway interchange. Troopers said many of the crashes were caused by vehicles attempting to pass other vehicles using the snow-packed passing lane. The driving lane also iced over in several places due to re-freezing of ice that melted during the day.

The KSP said extra efforts overnight helped improve driving conditions, but Trucks were continuing to plow back the shoulders to allow melted snow to drain in hopes of preventing re-freezing.

Crews were also working trouble spots along US 68/KY 80 in Christian County. Six additional trucks have been assigned to Christian County to work their "C" Snow Priority Routes.