A grain tractor-trailer flipped over Tuesday morning shutting down two highways in the Tri-State area near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Early Morning Backup

With grain spilled all over the road, Southbound Interstate 275 at Ohio 32 in Union Township was closed at about 6 a.m.

Traffic was also congested going into downtown Cincinnati on southbound I-71 at the Lytle Tunnel.

The Cincinnati Police department tweeted an all clear notice at 12:30 p.m. and thanked everyone for their patience for the approximate six hours it took to clear the highways.

Three Major Roads

The accident impacted two highways and a major west-east thoroughfare: it closed southbound Interstate 71 at the Lytle Tunnel, stacked cars up on northbound I-471 as they headed across the Big Mac Bridge from northern Kentucky into Downtown Cincinnati, and reduced westbound Columbia Parkway to one lane as it merged with southbound I-71 onto Fort Washington Way.

Driver Unharmed

The truck driver suffered only minor injuries, Cincinnati police said.

Motorists were routed off SB I-71 onto the Third Street exit, where they were inching east to try to return to the highway at I-75.