All lanes of Dixie Hwy. near West Point now open - WDRB 41 Louisville News

All lanes of Dixie Hwy. near West Point now open

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- All lanes of Dixie Highway are now open to traffic near the train derailment site.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford says the road reopened around 11 p.m. Monday.

Dixie Highway near Abbotts Beach Road and the City of West Point was closed in both directions after a train derailment and chemical spill early Oct. 29. One lane was reopened with a reduced speed limit on Nov. 15.

Several homes in the area were evacuated several times while crews worked to contain the spill and remove the toxic chemicals which included:

  • Butadiene
  • Hydrogen Chloride
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Styrene Mortimer
  • Calcium Carbide
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone
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