Crashes cause temporary lane closures on interstate in Sumter County

Crashes caused problems on the interstate in Sumter County Tuesday morning but all lanes are...
Crashes caused problems on the interstate in Sumter County Tuesday morning but all lanes are back open.(MGN Online)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 9:42 AM CDT
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SUMTER COUNTY, Ala. (WTOK) - All lanes have reopened, according to ALEA.

Earlier:

A two-vehicle crash involving two commercial vehicles happened about 8:50 a.m. Tuesday on the interstate in Sumter County and caused a lane closure.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 59, near the 6 mile marker in Sumter County, were blocked and will be for an undetermined amount of time. The Alabama Department of Transportation and Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division are on-scene.

ALDOT has established a detour at Exit 1 onto U.S. 11 which allows traffic back onto Interstate 59 at Exit 8.

A separate one-vehicle crash earlier closed a lane near the 11 mile marker in Sumter County, which caused traffic to be diverted onto U.S. 11 at Exit 8. Drivers should slow down and use caution.

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Earlier:

A single-vehicle crash on the interstate in Sumter County around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday caused a lane closure. A commercial vehicle was involved.

The northbound lanes of Interstate 20/59 near the 11 mile marker in Sumter County were blocked as a result.

The Alabama Department of Transportation created a detour at Exit 8 onto U.S. 11, which allows traffic back onto Interstate 20/59 at Exit 17.

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