Friday, March 6, 2015

I-24 snarl snags hundreds for hours

By Eli Pace
Kentucky New Era

A pair of jackknifed semis turned the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 into a parking lot Wednesday night between Cadiz and Paducah, leaving as many as 400 vehicles stranded at the peak of the pile up as state road crews worked to get traffic flowing again.

Some drivers spent as long as 16 to 17 hours in the standstill before road graders were able to cut open one lane, said Keith Todd, spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.