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I-71/75 southbound reopens after crash in Northern Kentucky

Lanes were closed for about six hours
Posted at 11:35 PM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 05:43:09-04

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. -  It took about six hours, but southbound Interstate 71/75 reopened in Northern Kentucky shortly after 2 a.m. Monday.

The interstate looked like a parking lot and a major traffic jam resulted from a crash near Dixie Highway that shut down the southbound lanes shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.

The crash involved two semi trucks and two passenger cars, according to police.

Road crews had to clean up a diesel spill, and a second crash was reported at Kyles Lane, adding to the delay, police said. 

Three people suffered minor injuries and were transported to area hospitals, police said.