Two semi accidents within less than six hours, kept emergency response personnel busy well into Friday morning.
Shortly after 7 p.m., Thursday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jackson and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Departments and Clay County Search and Rescue were dispatched to the scene of a semi accident at the 23-mile marker on the eastbound lane of I-70.
The road was closed to traffic while HAZMAT technicians cleaned the area from a spill of organic peroxide from a tandem semi tractor-trailer.
While still on the scene, shortly before 1 a.m., Friday, another semi accident happened in an area near the intersection of County Road 100 East and State Road 42. Emergency personnel left the first accident scene to go to the second one.
The driver of the semi wasn't injured, but the trailer, which was filed with tires, suffered stress damage that would not allow it to be moved by a wrecker.
Officials determined it was best to not remove the semi, or its cargo, until after school buses went through the area in the morning.
Around 10:30 a.m., the road was temporarily closed to allow the area to be cleared and the semi removed.