Weather-related crash closes eastbound Bluegrass Parkway in Ande - News, Weather & Sports

Weather-related crash closes eastbound Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson Co.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An accumulating snow and gusty winds were making travel difficult for drivers and caused a number of school and event cancellations on Saturday.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the eastbound lanes of the Bluegrass Parkway in Anderson County were closed Saturday morning after a multi-vehicle accident involving a KYTC snow operations vehicle. The closure is near mile marker 52. Anyone traveling toward Lexington from Elizabethtown should use get off the Parkway at Exit 48 to Highway 555. Drivers should then take a right onto Highway 62, take Highway 62 to Highway 127 and rejoin Bluegrass Parkway east.

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The closure and related detour were expected to last through midday. The route was subject to heavier traffic Saturday because of the University of Kentucky basketball game scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

The University of Louisville and Bellarmine University canceled Saturday classes, and Jefferson County Public Schools announced that all JCPS activities and all activities at JCPS facilities, including the Boy Scouts event at Gheens Academy, were canceled.

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