Pennyrile Parkway partially open after tanker truck accident - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Pennyrile Parkway partially open after tanker truck accident

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Officials say the Pennyrile Parkway is now partially open following a hazardous tanker truck fire Monday morning. 

Authorities say after consulting with participating agencies, they determined that the hazard from vapors of the material leaked from the tanker have been sufficiently contained to allow the northbound lanes of the Pennyrile Parkway to resume normal traffic flow.   

Officials say the southbound traffic is now able to move through this area.  However, southbound traffic will remain restricted to one lane at the site due to ongoing environmental remediation work.  All southbound traffic will be moved to the left-hand or passing lane. 

The parkway closed Monday morning from Slaughters to the Hanson exit while crews worked an accident involving a tanker truck that caught fire. It happened near the 54 mile marker.

Authorities tell us some sort of problem with the brakes caused the wheels to burn and catch fire.

Crews were able to put out the fire, but officials say the tanker was carrying hydrochloric acid and some leaked onto the roadway. Fire department officials and a HazMat team responded to the scene.

The Pennyrile was shut down for several hours in both directions from Slaughters to the Hanson exit while crews cleaned up the road.

No one was injured.

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