U.S. 50 closed at Jackson-Jennings line


4:36 p.m. update:

Both lanes of U.S. 50 have reopened following a wreck earlier today, police said. Jackson County Officer Brad Barker said both lanes will close again at 9 a.m. Tuesday so crews can clear the rest of the cardboard left behind from the wreck.

3:30 p.m. update:

Police expect U.S. 50 to be closed for another one to two hours as crews clear the area, Jackson County Officer Brad Barker said.

Power has been restored to Duke Energy customers.

Original post:

U.S. 50 at the Jackson-Jennings county line is closed following a semitrailer wreck reported earlier this afternoon.

Traffic is being rerouted. Indiana State Police Sgt. Stephen Wheeles said the incident will cause a lengthy closure while crews clear the area.

There were no life-threatening injuries in the wreck when a semi left the roadway, went down an embankment into a field and came to a stop in standing water.

The semi turned over on utility lines, damaging at least two poles.

About 55 Duke Energy customers have reported power outages as a result of the wreck with an estimated restoration time of 4:45 p.m.

It was the only vehicle involved in the incident.

The driver was taken to Schneck Medical Center where he is being evaluated after complaining of chest pain, according to Hugh Garner with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services.

Seymour firefighters were called to the scene with a ladder truck to extract the driver from the truck.

This story will be updated.

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