Interstate closed due to accidents

FB_IMG_1471373864633Updated: Bartholomew County officials report that the interstate has reopened as of 6 p.m.

Earlier: The Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center is reporting that as of 2:40 p.m., Interstate 65 is shutdown at the 76 mile marker southbound due to multiple accidents at the 67.5, 67, and 66 mile markers. The interstate is expected to be shutdown for a few hours for re-construction of the accident and cleanup. Please avoid the area.

Columbus police are also asking you to avoid the area of State Roads 11 and Jonathan Moore Pike/State Road 46. Traffic is being rerouted through that area and is also backed up.