I-65 southbound reopened at Horse Cave

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Road blocked much of day by overturned truck

Interstate 65 southbound reopened at Horse Cave around 4:30 p.m. EDT today after a semi crash closed the highway most of the day.

Because traffic backup stretched six to eight miles, the Transportation Cabinet estimated that the delays will last one hour or more.

Traffic initially was detoured using the southbound exit and entrance ramps at Exit 58, according to the Transportation Cabinet. Crews had opened one lane around 2 p.m. EDT.

The truck was carrying a load of corn. The crash this morning occurred within the I-65 widening project construction zone. Because of barrier wall and guardrail constraints complicating cleanup, officials said the closure and detour would last most of the day.