Accident shuts down I-75 in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - An accident involving multiple tractor-trailers shut down part of I-75 in Scott County on Wednesday morning.

"I couldn't stop," says Tracy Villalobos, a truck driver caught in traffic. "My truck kept rolling. I was really scared I was going to roll into all of that. It's really icy out here."

Just before 5:00 Wednesday morning, two tractor trailers overturned on I-75 near mile marker 134. That shut down all of the southbound lanes for about four hours.

In the early morning hours, traffic in the northbound lanes moved slowly through the icy conditions. All while traffic in the southbound lanes stayed at a standstill.

Drivers who were caught in the mess had a long wait.

"It started snowing right in Cincinnati," says Kim Ziegler, a driver caught in traffic. "It got real bad about 30 miles out. Then all of a sudden, we just hit this solid sheet of ice and then approached this wreck. So I've been sitting here since about 4:00 this morning."

Officers diverted traffic off of I-75 and onto US 25 at the Sadieville exit.

Once the scene was cleared, Scott County road crews put down a layer of salt before reopening the interstate.

The southbound lanes were reopened just before 9:00 Wednesday morning.

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