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I-71 expected to remain closed for full 24 hours by the time HAZMAT crash cleared

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Interstate 71 in Kentucky is expected to remain closed through most of Thursday evening for the clearing of a HAZMAT wreck that occurred on Wednesday night. 

The wreck happened on April 27th around 9:30 p.m. near the 26 mile marker on I-71 in Henry County. 

According to WLKY News, multiple vehicles, including at least one semi truck hauling nitrogen, were involved in the wreck. That semi truck involved caught fire as a result of the incident. 

As of 2:35 p.m. on Thursday, southbound I-71 near mile marker 26 was still closed. Officials expect the roadway to be closed until approximately 9 p.m. on Thursday evening. 

Drivers are currently being detoured via exit 28 to Kentucky Route 153 (Pendleton Road) to U.S. Route 42 west to Interstate 265 (Gene Snyder Freeway).

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