I-71 reopens after multiple crashes - WDRB 41 Louisville News

I-71 reopens after multiple crashes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- All lanes of Interstate 71 are now open at the Watterson Expressway, after two accidents shut down the highway.

The first happened around 7:30 near the Watterson Expressway. That's where a semi hit four vehicles, causing a steel beam to fall off his truck. 

Luckily, the beam didn't hit any vehicles. Then, further down, three cars collided. And a third crash happened, again involving three vehicles. 

At least four people were taken to hospitals and are expected to be OK. 

It took crews several hours to clear the scene. 

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