Freezing Rain Causes Several Incidents

Henderson, Ky 02/11/21– Freezing rain caused quite a few problems overnight in Henderson County. Several transformers blowing, catching fire, and shutting off electricity to hundreds of homes. Ice weighing on trees causing branches to break and fall on powerlines and of course Henderson emergency responders had their share of wrecks.

Around 9:30 Wednesday night Robards Fire Department and Henderson City-County Rescue Squad were dispatched with Henderson Sheriffs Office and Deaconess EMS to an overturned semi on I-69 near the 137 mile marker. Webster County Deputies were called to the scene also as the wreck was on the Henderson-Webster County line.

Robards’ Captain Wade Denton says the semi was traveling northbound when the driver lost traction causing the semi to travel into the median and then “do a complete 180° spin”. Denton says the semi then laid over on its driver side.

Officials say the truck was hauling fresh produce and only a small amount of diesel leaked from the fuel tanks. The driver was checked out on scene but refused transport.