Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Crews were on the parkway cleaning the mess left by a crashed semi for several hours Monday afternoon, leaving both lanes of the eastbound side blocked.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Crews were on the parkway cleaning the mess left by a crashed semi for several hours Monday afternoon, leaving both lanes of the eastbound side blocked.

A tractor-trailer jackknifed on the Western Kentucky Parkway on Monday afternoon, June 11, blocking off one full side of the parkway and half of the other side for several hours.

At around 12:45 p.m. on Monday, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) and Clarkson Police and Fire Departments responded to the 112 mile marker of the Western Kentucky Parkway (the parkway) on a reported semi that had jackknifed and was blocking the roadway.

According to investigating GCSO Lieutenant Sonny Poteet, a CMS Trucking tractor-trailer, driven by Nathan Lear, of Cecilia, and a white Ford F150, driven by Gary Hall, of Glasgow, were both travelling eastbound on the parkway when the semi struck the Ford and lost control.

The tractor-trailer then jackknifed, blocking both eastbound lanes of the roadway.

Additionally, the collision caused the semi's fuel tanks to burst, spilling a significant amount of diesel fuel into the roadway, according to Poteet.

Clarkson Fire Department personnel worked to dissolve the spilled fuel, but, Poteet said, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew from Bowling Green was also expected to respond for clean-up.

Because of this, Grayson Count Emergency Management and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet responded to the scene of the crash, as well.

Both lanes on the eastbound side of the parkway and one lane of the westbound side of the parkway were shut down for several hours during clean-up Monday afternoon. Then, at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced that the scene had been cleared and all lanes of the roadway had re-opened.

No injuries were reported, Poteet said.