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Vehicle catches fire, blocks U.S. 82 in Tuscaloosa County

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Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 4:53 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Eastbound lanes on U.S. 82 in Tuscaloosa County opened after being blocked for hours after a commercial vehicle caught fire.

Alabama state troopers said around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division was notified of a commercial vehicle fire on U.S. 82 near the 73 mile marker.

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) assisted with traffic control. Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area if possible by utilizing alternate routes.

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