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Crash, Methane Leak Close I-71

A crash where a truck is leaking methane fuel has closed Interstate 71 in Gallatin County.

Both directions of the interstate were closed at one point but as of 10:56 a.m., one lane in each direction is now open.

Both southbound lanes are expected to open before noon but the northbound lanes will be closed for roughly 5 hours, according to Gallatin County Emergency Management, as crews work to remove the truck and clean up the site.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known.

-Staff report

Photo: Crash on I-71 (provided by KYTC)

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