Semi hauling gravel falls off Cincinnati overpass, trapping 2

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MT. ADAMS, OH (WXIX/GRAY) - A semi-tractor trailer hauling gravel flipped off the northbound Interstate 471 overpass to Third Street in Mt. Adams early Wednesday, trapping two people and closing ramps and streets several hours, Cincinnati police say.

A semi tractor-trailer flipped off the Interstate 471 ramp to Third Street in downtown Cincinnati early Wednesday, authorities said. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Matt Wood)

Officers and fire crews responded to the area just before 3 a.m.

Firefighters worked for nearly an hour to free both people, reporting both were extricated by 4 a.m.

They were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Cleanup is expected to take several hours.

Several roads and ramps initially were shut down in the area.

At this point, all have reopened except Monastery Street, according to police.