NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) — All lanes of US 27 in Nicholasville have reopened.

Authorities said a construction worker was hit while clearing cones in the northbound lane.

Reports indicate the worker has sustained life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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A “serious traffic collision” has a portion of US 27 in Nicholasville closed Tuesday morning.

The Nicholasville Police Department said the crash involved a road crew construction worker and a vehicle.

Authorities said US 27 northbound at KY 169 will be shut down for several hours. Commuters should avoid the area and find an alternative route.

Stay with FOX 56 for updates regarding this situation.