Semi loses backhoe after crash, leaks diesel fuel

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Traffic was brought to a standstill Wednesday after a car and a semi hauling a backhoe were involved in a crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 near the Sherman Minton Bridge.

MetroSafe dispatchers reported the crash just before 1 p.m. The backhoe was leaking diesel fuel, and crews were trying to clean it up.

This has been declared a "Level 1" hazmat situation.

So far, no injuries have been reported.

Traffic was being rerouted off of I-64 at 22nd Street in west Louisville causing heavy traffic congestion in that area as well.

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