All lanes of I-65 now open after semi crash in Jackson Co.

All lanes open after semi crash, fire on I65

SEYMOUR, Ind. (WHAS11) -- The lanes of I-65 north and south have reopened, according to Indiana State Police, after a Wednesday morning crash involving three semis led to a fire.

Houses within a half mile of the crash were evacuated around noon Wednesday after the crash led to a fire, according to ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles. Wheeles said the evacuation was done as a precaution. He tweeted there was an explosion risk that responders were facing at the time. 

The southbound lanes were closed most of the day Wednesday. 

The crash happened south of the Seymour exit, near mile marker 43. One person was injured in the crash, but it does not appear severe. 

One of the semis was transporting four kinds of chemicals.

"Anytime you have chemicals leaking from me, that are hazardous, that are leaking, that is a real concern for us. It makes it difficult for our first responders to get close to take care of patients, to put out the fires anytime you have chemicals leaking from you, that are hazardous, that are leaking, that is a real concern for us," ISP Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said. "It makes it difficult for our first responders to get close to take care of patients, to put out the fires  when you have other chemicals involved so it does add another little twist in there that makes it difficult for us." 

Earlier on Wednesday, traffic was directed off I-65 at Exit 50 (Seymour) and onto US 31 south to State Road 250 and back on I-65 at exit 41. 
 

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