Semi crash, fuel spill closes NB I-71 ramp off Brent Spence

Semi crash, fuel spill closes NB I-71 ramp off Brent Spence
Traffic delays extend across the lower deck of the Brent Spence Bridge after a crash and fuel spill closed the NB I-71 ramp. (Photo:

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A crash involving a semi tractor-trailer and fuel spill has shut down the ramp off northbound Interstate 71/75 and the Brent Spence Bridge onto northbound I-71/Fort Washington Way, according to Cincinnati police.

Drivers can still travel north along I-75 into Cincinnati.

The accident is located on the north end of the Brent Spence Bridge. The semi crashed into a wall just before 4:30 a.m. Friday.


Drivers can detour around by taking northbound I-471 or the Fifth Street exit through downtown Cincinnati to reach northbound I-71.

Or, travel further north on I-75 and take eastbound Norwood Lateral, Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway or I-275 to reach northbound I-71.

Initial dispatches indicate about 80 gallons of fuel spilled, but police said that is just the size of the fuel tank.

It’s not clear yet how much fuel spilled.

A sand truck and wrecker responded.

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