1 injured in semi fire on I-65

All lanes of I-65 near Seymour Indiana are closed after multiple semis crashed Wednesday morning

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A multi-vehicle crash Wednesday morning has lead to a leak of hazardous chemicals on Interstate 65 in Jackson County.

Indiana Stata Police say the crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday about 40 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky, when one of the semitrailers struck the rear of two others that were stopped for a previous crash.

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Wheeles said one of those semis was carrying hazardous chemicals. Any home withing a half-mile of the crash was evacuated.

Indiana State Police said the power lines came down on I-80/94 at Chase Street.

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At last checked, all of the southbound lanes on I-65 are closed.

Police said NIPSCO crews have been called to the scene. Still, authorities said drivers should expect long traffic delays on the interstate and backups in the surrounding area. All lanes were shut down as of 8:45 a.m.

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Officials said one person was injured.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is cleaning up the chemicals, WLFI-TV reported. Police are urging drivers to seek alternate routes as there is a risk of explosion due to the leaking semi being fully engulfed in flames. Work is expected to last through the late afternoon hours.

Rain and snow in the forecast
SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies and frigid temperatures continue, with a low temperature of 10 degrees. Day: Cloudy with a 70 percent chance for rain with around one-quarter inch possible.

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