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UPDATE: Light pole falls on I-20/59 in Tuscaloosa causing major crash

Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 11:38 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 1:30 PM CST
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - ALDOT crews confirmed a major crash on I-20/59WB before Exit 71B I-359 in Tuscaloosa.

ALEA State Troopers said it was a multi-vehicle crash in the southbound lane. Troopers said a person was cutting grass roadside when it struck a light pole knocking it down across the southbound lanes.

Several tried to avoid the pole causing two separate crashes. One crash is a single-vehicle involving a commercial vehicle that ran off the road and struck a guardrail. The other crash involves three commercial vehicles and a pickup.

One person was injured.

According to the ALGO traffic website, the crash blocked the left shoulder, lane lane, center lane and right shoulder. Please use caution when traveling through this area.

Major crash on I-20/59
Major crash on I-20/59(ALGO Traffic)
ALDOT crews confirmed a major crash on I-20/59WB before Exit 71B I-359 in Tuscaloosa.
ALDOT crews confirmed a major crash on I-20/59WB before Exit 71B I-359 in Tuscaloosa.(wbrc)
ALDOT crews confirmed a major crash on I-20/59WB before Exit 71B I-359 in Tuscaloosa.
ALDOT crews confirmed a major crash on I-20/59WB before Exit 71B I-359 in Tuscaloosa.(wbrc)

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