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UPDATE: All lanes of I-65SB now open after box truck overturned near Hwy 31 exit

Published: Dec. 16, 2021 at 5:08 AM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: All lanes of I-65SB are now open, however the interstate is extremely dusty.

The road was shut down for 12 hours.

Original:

One lane of Interstate 65 SB near the Highway 31 exit is now open after an overturned 18-wheeler overturned shutting down all southbound lanes on I-65 near exit 252, however the road is extremely dusty.

Alternate routes are advised.

According to Hoover police around 3:30 a.m. a box truck overturned and lost its load, spilling foam insulation onto the freeway. The driver was not injured.

Hoover Hazmat is on the scene. Hoover PD is handling the incident with assistance from Vestavia PD.

Interior Exterior Building Supply issued this statement about accident. “We are thankful our employees were not harmed. Both employees had their seat belts on and did not request medical assistance at the scene. We are sorry the accident impacted people’s commute.”

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