WK Parkway reopened after milk truck crash

Published: May. 14, 2013 at 6:53 PM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM EDT
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ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – A semi carrying a load of dairy products crashed along the Western Kentucky Parkway Tuesday causing a detour for traffic heading toward Elizabethtown.

According to Kentucky State Police, the crash was reported at 12:45 p.m. at the Valley Creek Bridge, mile marker 130 west of Elizabethtown.

The crash damaged a guardrail along the parkway and the railing of the Valley Creek Bridge. State highway officials say there is no structural damage to the bridge itself, but the guardrail and bridge railing will have to be repaired.

The semi came to rest on its side closing all eastbound lanes. Eastbound traffic was being diverted at the White Mills exit, exit 124, and using KY 84 to reach US 62 to get to Elizabethtown. Westbound traffic was not impacted by the crash.

The milk being carried by the semi was in gallon and half-gallon containers.

Chris Jessie with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the eastbound lanes reopened around 7:30 p.m.

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