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I-71S reopens in Henry County after crash, vehicle fire

The interstate was shut down for nearly 24 hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — I-71 South in Henry County is now open according to TRIMARC.

Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a tanker truck crashed and caught fire on I-71 near Pendleton in Henry County. 

Lanes in both directions on I-71 as well as parts of  I-265 in Jefferson County were shut down for several hours as police investigated the crash.

Around 10:30 a.m., the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said the southbound lanes of I-71 will remain closed for up to 10 more hours, through the evening rush hour. Drivers can take a detour from exit 28 to KY 153 (Pendleton Road) to U.S. 42 West to I-265.

KSP said there were minor injuries, and EMS transported two people to the hospital. They have since been released.

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