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‘A matter of patience’: Clays Ferry Bridge still down to one lane, I-75 backed up after crash

Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 10:41 PM EDT
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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A major construction zone is causing even more headaches Thursday for drivers after a crash Wednesday night on the Clays Ferry Bridge.

A semi truck crashed on the bridge forcing officials to close down the road further than it already was for construction. That semi has been cleared, but the damage it did is keeping the road at just one lane.

The biggest thing drivers can do is be patient and plan ahead.

Madison County EMA Director Dustin Heiser posted this video to the EMA facebook page early this morning warning drivers of the impending mess:

“I-75 Northbound at the Clay’s Ferry Bridge is down to one lane. Will be that way until some time late Thursday, early morning Friday,” Heiser said.

Heiser said in his video that officials are encouraging everyone to find an alternative route out of Madison County, but to be aware that this is a major traffic disruption and it will likely cause backups any way you go.

Heiser told WKYT Thursday morning that, right now, things are backed up, and they’re going to stay that way pretty much all day. He told us there is really no good alternative to get around this, just a matter of patience.

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