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Overturned banana truck closes I-71 ramp

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An overturned tractor-trailer that was hauling bananas Wednesday night forced the closure of the ramp from Interstate 71 North to the Watterson Expressway.

The accident happened just after 10 p.m. One person was taken to Baptist Hospital East with minor injuries, authorities said.

The left lane of the ramp was re-opened about a half-hour later, but it was not clear when the truck and its contents would be cleared from the right lane.

The initial report was that the truck cab was on fire, but firefighters arrived to find only smoke coming from the engine, according to MetroSafe dispatchers.

The semi took out a light pole in the wreck.

The state highway department was called in to handle the pole and to bring an electronic arrow sign to block the affected part of the ramp as workers cleaned up the mess, dispatchers said.

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