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I-75 reopens; Kentucky cars stranded for hours

7 years 6 days 23 hours ago Saturday, January 23 2016 Jan 23, 2016 January 23, 2016 2:00 PM January 23, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

LEXINGTON - Police say the southbound lanes are open but northbound remains closed after hundreds of drivers were stranded overnight on Interstate 75 in south-central Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police said Saturday morning that they anticipate opening the remaining lanes before noon.

Trooper Lloyd Cochran says he doesn't have a figure for number of cars or people affected by the standstill but noted that no injuries were reported.

Cochran describes people still stuck on the road, some milling about at exits or leaving their cars to seek out the few stores and restaurants nearby.

He says local hotels were booked. Shelters also were opened, but Cochran says he doesn't know how many people went there.

Cochran says salt trucks are out, but traffic is moving slowly and will continue to do so once the northbound lanes open.

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