I-64 east reopens after overnight semi accident

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7:20 AM

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Interstate 64 east in Floyd County has reopened after a semi accident shut down the roadway overnight.

The accident happened near Exit 121 around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the tractor trailer was hauling spools of aluminum when the driver "ran up the rocky incline of the 'cut,' jack knifed and hit a guardrail." The crash caused the truck's fuel tanks to rupture, spilling nearly 400 gallons of fuel all over the roadway.

The interstate was shutdown for several hours but reopened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

No injuries were reported.

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