Fuel spill, wreck slows down I-59 SB in Birmingham - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Fuel spill, wreck slows down I-59 SB in Birmingham

Traffic has backed up for three miles due to an 18-wheeler oil spill at the Bush Blvd. exit on I-59 SB. Source: FOX6 Traffic Traffic has backed up for three miles due to an 18-wheeler oil spill at the Bush Blvd. exit on I-59 SB. Source: FOX6 Traffic
A wreck at I-59 SB Exit 132 is also slowing down traffic on the interstate. Source: FOX6 Traffic A wreck at I-59 SB Exit 132 is also slowing down traffic on the interstate. Source: FOX6 Traffic
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The right southbound lane of I-59 has been shut down for an hour at the Bush Blvd. exit due to a fuel spill from an 18-wheeler.

Birmingham police and fire officials say an 18-wheeler was leaking fuel, but they could not confirm how many gallons have spilled. The closed lane is causing traffic to slow down for three miles.

Further up the same interstate, a wreck was reported in the Birmingham and East Lake area. Three lanes were reportedly blocked at 1st Avenue North/Exit 132.

At 11:22 a.m., FOX6 Traffic tweeted that it would take drivers 20 minutes to get from the I-459 interchange to Roebuck Parkway due to the East Lake wreck.

Check back with this story and follow @FOX6Traffic for updates.

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