ALERT: I-24 Eastbound Traffic Backup at 2 to 3mm in McCracken Co. Due to Crash near Ohio River Bridge

PADUCAH, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2020) — Paducah 911 Dispatch reports a crash involving a SEMI and a passenger vehicle between the 2 and 3-mile marker along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 just off the Kentucky end of the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis.

The truck and passenger vehicle are reported off the roadway and not blocking traffic.  However, due to the emergency response, traffic is restricted to one lane in this area.  The truck is reported to be hauling food products than may have to be offloaded.

Eastbound traffic on I-24 is backed up due to the lane restriction.  Eastbound motorists traveling from Illinois into Kentucky should be alert for slowing and stopped traffic as they approach the Metropolis Exit.

Estimated duration is 3 hours.

Passenger vehicles may self-detour via the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge to avoid the backup.  As a reminder, the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge has a 15-ton load limit, an 8 ft. vehicle width restriction and a 9.5 ft. Height restriction which prohibits most commercial trucks and all STAA trucks.

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