Truck fire blocking I-24 EB in Trigg County, Ky.

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 14:58:58-04

CADIZ, Ky. (WTVF) — A truck fire has closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Trigg County, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the crash happened in the work zone where two-way traffic is running with a centerline barrier wall from the 55 to 65-mile marker.


Officials said a crash involving a semi and fire pushed the centerline barrier wall into the westbound lane, where it caused a westbound semi to crash, blocking all lanes near the 65-mile marker.

Westbound lanes have since reopened, but eastbound lanes are expected to remain closed until at least 4 p.m.

KYTC officials said crews are still removing debris from the crash and are starting to repair/replace the centerline barrier wall at the crash site. They said there is also some damage to the concrete pavement from the truck fire that will require work.


If you're traveling from the Paducah area to Cadiz, Hopkinsville or Nashville you should detour via Exit 25 to Interstate 69 South near Calvert City to I-69 Exit 47 at Draffenville, then follow U.S. 68 East to return to I-24 at Cadiz Exit 65. Please see extended detour map below.

You can also detour via Interstate 69 Northbound to the Pennyrile Parkway Southbound between Exit 43 and Exit 82.