Breathitt Parkway closed after truck catches fire

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway has been temporarily shut down in both directions because a semi tanker truck caught fire.

Trooper Stu Recke said on Monday morning that the cab of the truck caught fire between Hanson and Slaughters and the road should be closed for several hours.

Recke said the truck was carrying hydrochloric acid and headed south when the blaze broke out.

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.

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