Hazmat crash closed I-71 south in Gallatin County for more than 12 hours

Posted at 3:37 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 17:16:49-04

NAPOLEON, Ky. -- Interstate 71 southbound in Gallatin County was closed for more than 12 hours Thursday as crews worked to clean up a hazmat spill caused by a crash.

A crash occurred on I-75 southbound near the 69 mile marker, past the Verona exit, at about 2:30 a.m., according to Gallatin County emergency dispatchers. That crashed caused several others. 

The road reopened at about 5 p.m.

The hazmat situation is related to a box truck involved in a crash, dispatchers said. 

Information about exactly what hazardous materials were involved wasn't immediately available. 

Residents in the area said they could smell an unpleasant odor and saw plumes of smoke.

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