I-65 ramp in Clanton reopened hours after truck fire

I-65 ramp in Clanton reopened hours after truck fire
The 18-wheeler caught fire and was carrying a hazardous material, according to the Clanton Police Department. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - An overnight vehicle fire in Chilton County prompted the closure of a busy interstate on-ramp. The ramp is now open.

The Chilton County Emergency Management Agency said Exit 205 of Interstate 65 in Clanton was closed following a tractor trailer fire.

The Clanton Police Department said the closure involved the northbound ramp, though the interstate remained open. The fire involved a semi carrying hazardous materials. A cleanup crew removed the hazardous materials.

The wreckage of an 18-wheeler sits at the on-ramp to I-65 north at the 205 exit in Clanton.
The wreckage of an 18-wheeler sits at the on-ramp to I-65 north at the 205 exit in Clanton. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

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