Tanker truck explosion causes trouble on I-459

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A tanker truck explosion shut down I-459 for a time on Friday morning.

The 18-wheeler collided with a car on I-459 southbound at Highway 280 just after 1:30 a.m.

One person was transported to UAB Hospital.

Birmingham fire crews were able to get the blaze under control.

It is not clear what caused the accident.
     
State troopers say the interstate will likely be slow moving until at least 7:00 a.m.

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