TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Vehicle Fire Closes Parkway
Date of News Release: 01/14/2013
Madisonville, KY. (Hopkins County) -- The Kentucky State Police is currently investigating a vehicle fire on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway that has closed all northbound and southbound lanes.
A semi tanker truck hauling hydrochloric acid was traveling southbound on the parkway when the cab caught fire. All northbound and southbound lanes between Hanson (exit 49) and Slaughters (exit 54) are closed and will be for several hours.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has established a detour via US 41 between the Slaughters-Calhoun exit at KY 138 and the Hanson exit.
No injuries were reported.