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Snyder Freeway reopens after tar spill

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Overturned asphalt truck at Gene Snyder Freeway and Stonestreet Road Thursday evening.  Photo from Rachel Collier WDRB News via Facebook source. Overturned asphalt truck at Gene Snyder Freeway and Stonestreet Road Thursday evening. Photo from Rachel Collier WDRB News via Facebook source.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) -- The westbound lanes of the Gene Snyder Freeway reopened early Friday after a truck carrying tar used to make asphalt overturned and spilled its load on the road.

It happened about 6:30 p.m. Thursday near Stonestreet Road in southwest Louisville.

Both the Snyder Freeway and the ramp from National Turnpike were closed for about 10 hours for the cleanup. Crews had a tough time getting the asphalt off the road after it congealed, so they were forced to use high-pressure steam.

No one was hurt. No word yet on what caused the crash.

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