OLDHAM COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Southbound Interstate 71 is closed at mile point 21 in Oldham County due to an early morning crash involving a commercial vehicle that caught fire. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are assisting with clean up of the scene and removing the contents of the tractor-trailer. The roadway is expected to remain closed for another 3- 4 hours.
Motorists are being detoured off the interstate at Exit 28 in Henry County. They should turn right onto KY 153 and follow that road to US 42. They should then turn left onto westbound US 42 and continue to KY 841 (Gene Snyder Freeway) in Jefferson County. Interstate 71 can be accessed from KY 841.