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All lanes open on I-71 NB at Lytle Tunnel after semi crash

Accident occurred shortly before midnight
Semi crash closes I-71 at Lytle Tunnel
Semi-truck crash closes Lytle Tunnel on I-71
Posted at 4:25 AM, Dec 09, 2021

CINCINNATI — I-71 northbound at the Lytle Tunnel is back open after a semi-truck crash closed the highway since midnight.

One lane of traffic began moving through the tunnel shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday. All lanes were finally clear by 11 a.m. The complete cleanup took around 12 hours.

Crews were able to get the semi upright around 5 a.m., and clean up debris. Crews were using sand to dry up fuel the truck spilled during the crash. Cargo inside the trailer of the wrecked semi had to be reloaded.

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Law enforcement shuts down I-71 before the Lytle Tunnel after a semi crash
Semi crash closes I-71 at Lytle Tunnel