Large wreck blocks traffic on I-59/20 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Large wreck blocks traffic on I-59/20

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The remains of a burnt 18-wheeler have created a large traffic problem on I-59/20 on Monday morning.

Authorities say the wreck happened on the northbound side between 31st Street and Tallapoosa Street and has shut down the interstate. Drivers are being directed off the interstate at 31st, where they can detour through Richard Arrington Boulevard to Vanderbilt Road before re-entering the interstate at Tallapoosa Street.

At the time of this writing, the traffic backup had reached past the I-65 interchange.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

Raw video of the burnt truck can be found on the MyFoxAL.com Youtube page.

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