I-75

Madison County Emergency Management 

Interstate 75 is down to one lane on the Clay's Ferry Bridge in the northbound lane. Drivers are being asked to re-route to alternate roadways. 

Editor's note: This story has been updated to represent corrected information. 

A tractor-trailer incident which occurred late last night on Clays Ferry Bridge is causing major delays on I-75 in the northbound lane as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning. 

Law enforcement are assisting at the incident as well as interstate exits which are also backed up to redirect traffic. Traffic is currently backed up to Exits 90 and 97. 

According to a Facebook live video from Dustin Heiser, the director of Madison County Emergency Management, this accident has closed the bridge to one lane. 

He said to expect delays and the two-lane closure until early into Friday morning. 

"We all are probably very aware that the Clays Ferry Bridge is having maintenance done on it and down to two lanes," he shared in the video. "Due to this incident, currently we are down to one lane."

Everyone is being moved into the far right hand lane as they cross the bridge going northbound. 

"This is going to be the case until midnight Thursday night or early Friday morning until they can get two lanes opened back up," Heiser said in the video. 

He said if you can, take an alternate route. One of those is taking Exit 95 to Boonesborough Road over to Winchester and merging to I-64 back to Lexington. 

For those on the other side of the county, he said, they could take US 52 West up to Lancaster and through US 27 into the southside of Lexington. 

In addition, the Exit 97 northbound on ramp is closed, and will remain closed until early Friday morning as well. 

According to Chief of Police Rodney Richardson of the Richmond Police Department, he has not heard of any injuries as of 10:30 a.m. 

Madison County EMS Director Carlos Coyle also commented and said while crews did respond late last night, there were no injuries. 

"There were no injuries, which is good. But it is a traffic disaster," he said. 

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