Kentucky State Police say that they are on the scene of a hazmat crash that forced an evacuation on Monday.
The crash occurred on the morning of February 3 in Whitley County, south of Williamsburg, Kentucky.
Troopers say that the semi truck, which was hauling flammable materials, overturned and ended up hanging off of the Buck Creek Road bridge.
The Buck Creek area in Whitley County has been shutdown because of an overturned semi hauling flammable material. Several homes were evacuated while emergency crews clean up @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/sHmDm5jhUM
— Jacqueline Nie (@JacquelineMNie) February 3, 2020
Police say that the flammable material leaked following the crash, forcing an evacuation of nearby homes.
Local news outlet WAVE 3 reports that the semi truck driver did not suffer serious injuries in the crash.
Hazmat crews and the Kentucky State Police Commercial Enforcement Division are on scene.
Police have not yet released information on what caused the truck to overturn.