ERLANGER, Ky. — Part of a major interstate highway interchange in Northern Kentucky has reopened after a tanker truck overturned on the roadway Monday afternoon.
Erlanger Fire and EMS said crews began offloading the tanker at about 6:15 p.m. and got it upright by 9 p.m.
Final update: Truck is now upright. Highway should be cleared soon with traffic allowed to finally pass through pic.twitter.com/vAOM2lmkqg— Erlanger Fire/EMS (@ErlangerFire) December 22, 2020
Emergency crews estimated the eastbound and westbound ramps from Interstate 275 to southbound Interstate 71/75 in Erlanger would remain closed anywhere from 10 to 12 hours, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson said in a news release. Officials did not indicate what caused the tanker to overturn or what it was carrying at the time of the crash.
KYTC encouraged those needing the westbound ramp to detour north on I-71/75 to Buttermilk Pike at Exit 186 and then to re-enter I-71/75 southbound. For those needing the eastbound ramp, exit I-275 at Exit 4 for KY 212/Airport Connector. Take the Airport Connector to Donaldson Road to then re-enter I-71/75 southbound.
The incident did not directly impact the nearby Brent Spence Bridge closure-related detour from I-71/75 northbound to I-275 eastbound.
WCPO will update this story as more information becomes available.