I-65 South closed to one lane south of Birmingham

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UPDATE: July 14, 4 p.m. Central: Local law enforcement said Thursday afternoon the overturned truck was hauling steel plates that are requiring special machinery to pick up and load onto another truck. Currently, I-65 around the 219 milemarker south of Birmingham, Ala., is still closed to just one lane.

UPDATE: July 14, 11:15 a.m.: The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency tweeted at 10:33 a.m. that one lane of I-65 at the 220 milemarker has been reopened.

An overturned 18-wheeler is blocking all southbound lanes of I-65, just south of Birmingham, Ala., as of Thursday morning at 9 a.m. Central time.

Crews are working to clear the wreck at milemarker 219. The crash happened around 6 a.m. Thursday. As of 9 a.m., local news stations were still recommending traffic take a detour on U.S. 31 from Calera to Jemison.

We will update this post as more information comes available.

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