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Westbound I-70 reopens west of Greenfield in Hancock County after semi crash

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Friday morning just east of Mt. Comfort. Traffic is diverting at S.R. 9.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ind. — All westbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened shortly before noon east of Mount Comfort in Hancock County after an overturned semi blocked traffic for almost six hours Friday morning.

The crash occurred shortly after 6 a.m. between North 400 West and Mount Comfort Road, roughly three miles east of Cumberland.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department said that first responders had to rescue the truck's entrapped driver, whose injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

U.S. 40, which runs parallel to I-70 and is normally the best detour crashes that close the interstate, but is also closed in Greenfield due to the annual Riley Days Festival.

Credit: INDOT
A semi crash east of Mt. Comfort backed up westbound traffic on I-70 in Hancock Co. Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2022.

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