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Amber Alert

Friday, January 11, 2008

I-64 exit ramp re-opens after seven-hour shutdown

The exit ramp from Interstate 64 to Jefferson Avenue reopened around noon after being closed for more than seven hours while state police cleaned up after an overturned tractor trailer. A DHL tractor trailer overturned around 4:45 a.m. as it attempted to exit eastbound I-64 onto the southbound lanes of Jefferson Avenue. The driver appeared to have lost control of his truck and hit the guardrail on the lefthand side of the ramp.

Workers spent much of the morning emptying the trailer's payload in order to set the tractor trailer upright and move it. Once the truck was removed, the crews spent more than two hours working on the damaged guardrail and cleaning up the crash site.Source