An overturned tanker truck led to the closure of a major northern Kentucky highway interchange on Monday.
The accident happened on December 21st at around 12:47 p.m. and is blocking all lanes of I-275 eastbound and westbound collector ramp to I-71/75 southbound. The area is not expected to be reopened for traffic until around midnight on Monday or very early Tuesday morning.
According to Fox 19 News, the tanker overturned near mile marker 184.3 and was hauling gasoline. The driver was not hurt in the accident. It is not clear what caused the rig to overturn.
75 south at the 184.3 mile marker coming off of 275 East on the collector is shut down due to an overturned semi. All lanes are blocked currently. We will update on traffic as the crews work on scene. No active leak from the tanker at this time. pic.twitter.com/hvhRq0D7Lo— Erlanger Fire/EMS (@ErlangerFire) December 21, 2020
Those needing to use the westbound ramp are encouraged to detour north on I-71/75 to Buttermilk Pike at Exit 186 and then to re-enter I-71/75 southbound. For those looking to use the eastbound ramp, exit I-275 at Exit 4 for KY 212/Airport Connector is suggested. Then take the Airport Connector to Donaldson Road to then re-enter I-71/75 southbound.
The incident has not directly impacted the Brent Spence Bridge closure-related detour from I-71/75 northbound to I-275 eastbound, reported ABC 9.