Interstate pileup involved more than 30 vehicles

The weather in Northern Kentucky created quite a pileup on Interstate 75 Monday. State police had to help more than 30 drivers get off the road after cars started losing control and running into one another near exit 159.

The pile up all started around the 159 and 160 mile markers, just north of Dry Ridge. Drivers are blaming the fast falling snow for the problems they faced on I-75.

Gene Dennis was on the road when the problems started. He says cars started wrecking on southbound I-75 just as soon as the snow started coming down.

"Everybody's slowing down then all of a sudden we had a big white out" said Dennis, "it lasted two or three minutes, but that's all it took."

All it took for cars to slide into each other and end up in different directions across the interstate. State police say more than 30 cars were part of the pileup. No one was seriously hurt.

"I managed to get past most of them except about three" said Dennis, "I wound up over here on this wall with my truck, but the camper was still out in the fast lane and it got hit five or six times and now it's a complete loss."

Tow trucks were busy all morning, and into the afternoon, carting Dennis's camper and multiple cars away from 75 so traffic could move again. It was all cleaned up and back open by late afternoon.

State police are asking drivers to be more cautious on the roads right now. Salt trucks are going up and down 75 in Northern Kentucky trying to prevent another pileup in the area.

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