ELIZABETHTOWN, KY – An accident involving a commercial vehicle is blocking both lanes of Interstate 65 northbound at Mile Point 82, just north of Sonora. The cargo includes hazardous materials and cleanup crews are responding.
The estimated duration for closure is three hours. The area is already heavily congested due to lane reductions and construction near mile point 90 in Hardin County.
Southbound traffic is also backed up due to construction near the Upton area. With the construction on both directions of I-65, traffic overflow is also making US31W through Hart, LaRue and Hardin Counties difficult to navigate. This crash will add to the US31W volume.
Motorists should be prepared for delays and use additional caution approaching slow/stopped traffic.
Northbound detour traffic will exit at Exit 81 (Sonora) and take US31W north to Exit 86 (Glendale) to rejoin I-65.
(Source: Kentucky Department of Transportation.)