HARRODSBURG — Traffic on U.S. 127 just north of Harrodsburg was still blocked this morning in the wake of a crash in which a dump truck flipped over after getting tangled up in overhead telephone lines.
The crash occurred late Sunday night, according to a spokesman for the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department.
“127 has been blocked in both directions at Jackson Pike since just after 11 p.m., so motorists can’t go north of Harrodsburg on 127,” Mercer Deputy Sheriff Tim Gambrel said from his cell phone about 8:30 a.m. today as he helped direct traffic.
“If anyone needs to travel north of the Harrodsburg bypass in the area of Jackson and McCroskey pikes, like those people needing to go to Frankfort, they will have to use alternate routes,” said Gambrel, who had been assisting with traffic control since 4 a.m. today.
The crash that led to the traffic headaches occurred when a dump truck involved in a construction project pulled away from a paving machine, according to the Mercer sheriff’s department and WLEX. The bed of the truck, which was in an upright position, got tangled in overhead phone lines, causing the truck to turn over and the lines to fall to the highway.