Pennyrile reopens after semi accidents - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Part of Pennyrile closed for hours after accidents

Part of the Pennyrile Parkway was shut down after two semi accidents Tuesday morning.

Officials with KYTC say the site is now cleared and the roadways are reopened.

This is a vast improvement over earlier this morning when traffic was detoured on the Pennyrile at KY 416 and KY 56 because of two separate semi accidents.

The first incident started at 3:30 a.m. on the Pennyrile, near KY 56.

State police say that semi, driven by Marvin Phillips, 69 of Madisonville, overturned on the highway when he fell asleep at the wheel.

The truck's pungent contents were spilled across the highway.  Phillips was not hurt.

A little bit after that, officials say it appears that another semi attempted to turn around in the median at KY 4160 in lieu of using an exit. 

The truck jack-knifed in the median, so KSP had to close part of the Pennyrile at KY 416.

The KY 416 interchange opened back up around 7:30.

Transportation officials are recommending that drivers heading northbound on the Pennyrile shut down their vehicle air conditioning as they pass the crash site to avoid the very strong odor of the spilled chicken entrails.

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